Sowela Technical Community College


3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnson Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70615

(337) 491-2698

Date of Official Change:

August 22, 2014


SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates that empower learners in transfer, career, and technical education to excel as globally competitive citizens.

SOWELA Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates.

SOWELA is also accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) (a national accrediting agency that specializes in the accreditation of job training and workforce development institutions). This accreditation means that SOWELA is recognized as meeting standards of training acceptable for accreditation. The Council is the successor to the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions, founded in 1971 as a regional accrediting agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

SOWELA offers programs that are accredited by professional licensing bodies as well as industry or discipline specific associations. Organizations that accredit programs offered at SOWELA include the following:
Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering
Certified Nurse Assistant Registry
Federal Aviation Administration
Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation


Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

Intake Process:

Admissions process

Program Fees:

Call or visit website for Program Information and Fees




Provide ACT scores, college transcripts, or take a placement test at SOWELA.
Fill out an Application for Admission. You must have Acrobat Reader.
Attend orientation after receiving a letter of notification. Bring selective service number (if applicable).
If you are a Beginning Freshman and Transfer Student with fewer than 12 hours earned who graduated from a Louisiana High School in 2004 or later: We will request your seventh semester and final transcripts from the Board of Regents and the Louisiana Department of Education's Student Transcript System. It will not be necessary to have transcripts sent to STCC from your high school, unless you graduated before 2004. If this does not apply to you, bring an official SEALED high school and/or college transcript(s).
Register for classes with your assigned campus adviser.

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Date of Official Change:

August 22, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency utilizes enrolled students as volunteers for the Volunteer Note Taker Program

Address Listings


P.O. Box 16950
Lake Charles, LA 70616


Morgan Smith Site
1230 N. Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546

Physical (Primary)

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnson Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70615


Available Staff

Primary Contact

Dr. Neil Aspinwall


Fizpatrick Anyanwu

Executive Director

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 491-2698


(337) 491-2688

Morgan Smith Site - Jennings

(337) 824-4811

Toll Free

(800) 256-0483


(337) 491-4524

Legal Status:


Geography Served

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  • Louisiana
    • Allen County
      • Beauregard County
        • Calcasieu County
          • Cameron County
            • Jefferson Davis County
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