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Spring 2023 Enrollment Opens Monday, October 31 at All SOWELA Locations

Anyone interested is invited to a special informational session on Tuesday, November 29 at 10 a.m.

(Lake Charles) – Spring 2023 registration opens Monday, October 31, 2022, for all interested individuals who want to enroll at SOWELA for any of its academic programs at all four of the community college’s locations in Southwest Louisiana.

SOWELA is currently offering online, hybrid and in-person options dependent on course availability and requirements. SOWELA’s main campus is in Lake Charles with sites in Jennings, Oakdale and the recently acquired Lamar Salter Campus in Leesville.

The Lake Charles-based college will host an informational session on Tuesday, November 29, at 10 a.m. in the Sycamore Student Center. To register for the event, visit www.sowela.edu/info-session. Prospective students will meet deans and student service leaders and learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities and how to apply.

Spring semester courses begin Tuesday, January 17. Students can apply at www.sowela.edu/how-to-enroll.

Currently, scholarships of $500 are available for new students on a first come, first served basis in the following programs: Accounting, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Chemical Laboratory Technology, Digital Arts and Communication, Information Systems Technology, Outdoor Power Equipment Technology, Surgical Technology, Vehicle Maintenance Technology and Welding (at SOWELA Oakdale and Jennings locations). Additional scholarships and financial aid are also available for those that qualify.

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

SOWELA was recently named #1 community college in Louisiana by Niche. The highly renowned online platform also ranked SOWELA in the top 12% of community colleges nationwide. Niche’s rankings are “based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.”

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