Spring enrollment opens at all Sowela locations

Published 10:33 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Spring 2023 registration has opened for all interested individuals who want to enroll at Sowela Technical Community College at all four of the community college’s locations in Southwest Louisiana.

Sowela is offering online, hybrid and in-person options dependent on course availability and requirements. Sowela’ 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 at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 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, Jan. 17. Students can apply at www.sowela.edu/how-to-enroll.

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 No. 1 community college in Louisiana by Niche. The highly renowned online platform also ranked Sowela in the top 12 percent 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.