Operation 5000
The Office of Admissions is located in the Administrative Building, Room 1109.


SOWELA Technical Community College
Office of Admissions
3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
Lake Charles, LA 70615

(337) 421-6550
(337) 491-2054 fax

Operation 5,000 is an initiative SOWELA has embarked upon to grow enrollment at the College. By 2016, our goal is to enroll 5,000 students in order to provide Southwest Louisiana with skilled and qualified workers to meet the needs of the workforce. More than ever, SOWELA will play a vital role in our local economy by helping to ensure that local citizens are being trained and educated so they may obtain higher paying jobs to best support their families.

The Office of Admissions collects the documents required for admission to the College and maintains the integrity and security of student information throughout the process. We have a Student Checklist for first-time, returning, transfer, visiting and non-matriculating students to assist with the application process. Students can monitor the progress of their application by setting up their LoLA account and viewing the Application link.

Apply for Admissions to SOWELA.

Download a New Student Step by Step Checklist (PDF).

Request more information about SOWELA and the programs the College offers.

International StudentsInternational students bring cultural diversity to SOWELA and are a welcomed addition to the student population.
Transfer CreditStudents wishing to continue their education at SOWELA are encouraged to apply for admission to one of our many great academic programs.



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