Welcome to SOWELA
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I welcome you to Sowela Technical Community College. We are very excited that you have chosen Sowela to help achieve your higher education goals. As a comprehensive community college, we offer high quality technical programs that will prepare you for a career in two years or less and programs/services designed to help you transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Sowela is entering a new era and many exciting changes are taking place on campus. Student enrollment is increasing and the campus is expanding as evidenced by the construction of three new buildings which include a new facility for Arts and Sciences (including a new library), Nursing and Allied Health, and Process Technology.
Our dedicated faculty and staff are student focused and pride themselves on providing the pedagogical expertise, personal assistance, and the student support services needed to ensure that you will achieve success in your chosen program of study. Whether you just graduated high school, have been out of school for many years, or are returning to update your skills to improve your current job situation, we have the educational program and/or degree that will help put you on the path to a rewarding career.
Sowela is also a strong community partner that strives to help improve the economy of Southwest Louisiana by providing programs and services focused on strengthening the area workforce. Sowela has established many partnerships with the businesses and industries in the region in order to help enhance the skills of the local workforce and prepare them to compete more successfully in the 21st century global economy.
As you become acquainted with the Sowela campus and the faculty and staff, you will quickly learn that we are here to help you achieve success and accomplish the educational and life goals you have set. Pursuing a higher education takes courage, stamina, and a great deal of personal responsibility and I want to assure you that we are here to make your journey as smooth as possible.
The “Sowela Family” is here when you need us so please do not hesitate to call upon me or any of the faculty and staff when you need assistance or have questions. Thanks again for choosing Sowela Technical Community College and I sincerely hope we can help you reach your destination and realize your dreams.
Dr. Neil Aspinwall
SOWELA Technical Community College
3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
P.O. Box 16950
Lake Charles, LA 70616