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Spring 2021 Registration for All Programs Now Open at SOWELA


SOWELA Currently Offering Online, Hybrid and in-Person Attendance Options

(Lake Charles) – Spring 2021 enrollment is now open for interested students at SOWELA for all technical and academic programs and at all three of the regional community college’s campuses in Southwest Louisiana. SOWELA is currently offering online options, hybrid options and in-person options dependent on course availability and requirements. SOWELA’s main campus is in Lake Charles with satellite campuses in Jennings and Oakdale.

SOWELA, damaged heavily by Hurricane Laura, did not experience a major loss of enrollment following the devastation. Currently, five of SOWELA’s 13 main campus buildings are open for instruction for its current 4,000 students and faculty. SOWELA had shifted many of its programs to online and/or hybrid options due to COVID beginning in the Spring 2020 semester, and officials will continue the online and hybrid options for most of the college’s programs in the Spring 2021 semester. Some programs will have in-person options for hands-on training and lab instruction. To help students gain access to online instruction, SOWELA recently provided more than 1,000 mobile hotspots to its students, staff and faculty.

For the Spring 2021 semester, SOWELA is adding a new “Specialization in Cloud Computing” as part of its Information Systems Technology program. All students who complete the new specialization will be certified in Amazon Web Services. SOWELA is the first and only college in the Southwest Louisiana region currently offering the certification.

SOWELA offers more than 30 technical and academic programs including Practical Nursing, Machine Tool Technology, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Surgical Technology, Accounting Technology and Forest Technology.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.sowela.edu. Anyone needing additional assistance can contact info@sowela.edu.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 80 years.