WELCOME TO SOWELA! What makes SOWELA the perfect choice, aside from convenience and affordability? Most of our existing students will tell you it’s the hands-on learning you will receive from instructors who know what they’re talking about. Many of the SOWELA instructors bring a wealth of industry experience to the classroom. They know what you will need to be successful when you leave here and can show you how that knowledge can be applied. Many of the employers in the area choose to hire SOWELA graduates because they know how well-trained and job-ready our students are. If you want to learn the skills needed for the high-paying jobs in industry, SOWELA should be your first choice. If you’re undecided about your future or want to be better prepared before going to McNeese or some other four-year institution, SOWELA can help you excel with a wide variety of general education studies. Either way, you belong at SOWELA!
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The campus is The first building youâ€™ll er mm su the ed en op t Health building tha ole host of new Nursing and Allied ers upgraded, and a wh oth ilt, bu ing be are s new building our own hangar almost by the month as otive, aviation (we have tom au m fro ng thi ery , fully ered for ev WELA is rapidly growing SO y. classes and labs are off rar lib w ne rn de , general studies, to a mo career you want. with about 13 aircraft) training you need for the the t ge u yo lp he to dy d rea SACSCOC accredited, an 7.824.4811 in Jennings call: 33 te Si ith Sm n ga or eM For directions to th Welcom e to SOWEL A! all Dr. Neil Aspinw Chancellor ENROLLMENT ONE STOP CE SERVICES NTER HELP WHERE YOU NEED ITâ€Ś. WHEN YOU NEED IT Have questions about en rolling? Come visit our One Stop Shop; we will answer your questions about Admiss ions, Financial Aid, and Registering. Our On e Stop Shop, located in the Administration bu ilding, is a single point of access for our current and future students and their fam ilies. Iâ€™m goi ng to like the m on Faceb ook. Institutional Mission: 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. ADMISSIONS ww w.so Applying for admission is quick and easy whether you are a first-time college student or have already begun your higher education journey. SOWELA is an open admissions technical community college. Steps for Admission ✗ Complete the online admissions application at www.sowela.edu ✗ Submit all official transcripts* to Admissions (High School, College, GED/HiSet, ARTS, ACE) ✗ Submit your ACT/SAT/COMPASS/ASVAB scores ✗ Submit proof of immunization ✗ Male students (age 18 to 25) must provide proof of registration with Selective Service, www.sss.gov Home-Schooled Students ✗ Take the ACT and score at least a 14 in English and a 15 in Math on a single ACT Administration or ✗ Take and pass the HiSET exam International Students ✗ Call (800) 256-0483 or (337) 421-6565 *If your high school is not approved by the state of Louisiana, please contact Enrollment Services. on rmati isit: o f n i T, v ore For m ACT or SA or t the nt.org rg e abou d u t d.o acts www. ollegeboar c www. wela .edu S N O I S S I M D A R E F S N A TR ts Transfer Studen edu ✗ Apply online at www.sowela.cripts ✗ Send all official college trans SAT or COMPASS scores may be required T/ ✗ High School transcript & AC on ✗ Provide proof of immunizati ) must provide proof of registration with Selective Service ✗ Male students (age 18 to 25 Visiting Students must fulfill urses at SOWELA. You co e tak n, tio titu ins er gree at anoth based on While pursuing your de Eligibility for courses is nt. de stu fer ns tra a as uirements the same application req coursework. mpletion of prerequisite placement scores or co od o G ! k r Wo ING RETURN IT) STUDENTS (RE-ADM k to SOWELA!! c em me ba probl Welco reak? No urrent, c ab Took ds are s online r o c e n rr If you r admissio . o f du apply .sowela.e w at ww WANT TO EARN COLLE GE CREDIT WHILE STIL L IN HIGH SCHOOL? WH Y W A IT? ENROLL NOW! If you are serious abou t your college educatio n and want to SO WELA has a program fo r you! get an early start, ww DUAL-ENROLLMENT Earn college credit on your high school campus at no cost to the student. Contact the Director of the College and Career Transitions at (337) 421-6570 or your high school counselor. STEPS Complete your senior year of high school at SOWELA and earn high school and college credit. Students pay mandatory fees only (approximately $140 per semester). Contact the STEPS Coordinator at (337) 421-6597 or your high school counselor. EARLY ADMISSIONS College ready Juniors & Seniors can earn college credit while still in high school. Standard tuition and fees will apply. Contact the Admissions department at (337) 421-6550. w.so wela .edu Look whatâ€™s cooking at SOWELA! VETERANS, MI LITARY SERVICE MEM BERS & FAMIL Y Visit our new Veterans a u .ed .sowela www nd Military Serv ice Members Center . ✗ There is a single point of co nt ✗ All enrollment services prov act ide ✗ Seamless transition from m d ilit ✗ Environment conducive to stu ary to college dent success ✗ VA counselor available ✗ Tutoring available HooAh!!! COST OF ATTENDANCE LOUISIANA & TEXAS RESIDENTS* Tuition & Fees $1,850** (This does not include other costs such as books, supplies, equipment, or transportation.) *Fees will vary based on program and instructional method (web vs. on campus instruction). **Cost listed is based on 12 credit hours on campus. Detailed breakdown of all expenses available on our website at www.sowela.edu, rates are estimated and subject to change. FINANCIAL AID STEPS TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID ✗ C omplete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. ✗ Make sure to include SOWELA’s school code, 005467. ✗ Apply for admissions at www.sowela.edu. ✗ Receive an email notification regarding any additional requirements. (once SOWELA receives your FAFSA) ✗ Monitor your LOLA account for additional requirements and award information at https://my.lctcs.edu/cp/home/ displaylogin. TYPES OF AID AT SO FINANCIAL WELA: Federa l Pell G rant, Lo TOPS S uisiana cholars GO Gr hip, Fe Federa ant, deral W l SEOG o rk Stud Grant, Educati y, Veteran onal Be ’s Affair nefits, L Guard s ouisian Waiver, a Natio Schola nal rships Email: financi alaid@ sowela .edu S P I H S R SCHOLA w w so . ww sire and the ts students with the de or pp su ge lle Co ity un m g financial SOWELA Technical Com students and those facin al ion dit ra n-t no es lud is inc bmit a dedication to learn. Th nts to complete and su de stu all e ag ur co en e ion. W barriers to higher educat ril 1. e priority deadline is Ap Th n. tio ca pli ap ip sh lar scho and merit. ed on the basis of need Scholarships are award ela.edu. found at www.sow The application can be Helpful Tips ully low the directions caref fol d an n tio ca pli ap tire ✗ Complete the en tion ✗ Complete the FAFSA applica bmit a high school transcript su ✗ Graduating Senior’s should firstname.lastname@example.org finan Questions? Email us at ✗ Scholarships are a great way to get an education. u .ed ela ACADEMIC PR OGRAMS SOWELA Techni cal Community College offers more tha n 20 programs, visit our website at www .sowela.edu for more information abo ut each program . ✗ A ccounting Technology ✗ A utomotive Technology ✗ A viation Maintenance Tech nology ✗ C ollision Repair Technolog y ✗ C riminal Justice ✗ C T – Networking Special ist ✗ C T – Programming Special ist ✗ C ulinary Arts and Occupa tions ✗ D rafting and Design Techno logy ✗ G A – Electrical Constructi on ✗ G A – Plumbing Constructi on ✗ G eneral Studies ✗ G raphic Art ✗ Industrial Electrician ✗ Industrial Instrumentation Technology ✗ C ertified Nurse Assistant ✗ O ffice Systems Technolog y ✗ P ractical Nursing ✗ P rocess Technology ✗ W elding A L E SOW mpus n Mai Ca 6950 ve. Box 1 ohnston A P.O. J nnett 5 . J. Be , LA 7061 n e S s 0 e l 2 r 65 38 Cha 21- 65 4 Lake ) 7 : (33 663 Office 37) 491-2 483 3 -0 ( Fax: ) 256 0 0 8 ( ree: Toll F SOWELA Morgan Sm ith Site P.O. Box 132 7 1230 N. Main Street Jennings, LA 7 0546 Office: (337) 824-4811 Fax: (337) 82 4-5653 SOWELA’S 1ST YEAR EXPERIENCE Make SOWELA your story ! Guiding You Through an Exciting 1st Year! Get prepared for a successful first semester and year. New Student Orientation, reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com. ✗ C ampus Tours ✗ P lacement Testing ✗ F inancial Aid Information ✗ A dvisement ✗ A dmissions Dedria Walton Director of 1st Year Exp erience S E C I V R E S T R O P P U S T N E D U ST ww s Support Ser vice t en d tu S f o ce The Offi for All Students. is an Advocate abilities nts with documented dis de tu S â€“ s ice rv Se y Disabilit ss to the College. are ensured equal acce is available to all ce and online tutoring fa to e ac F â€“ g rin to Tu WELA. students enrolled at SO Understand?? I do u nderst and. Nobod y ever explain ed it like t hat! w.so wela .edu STUDENT LIFE GET INVOLVED IN CA MPUS LIFE! Student Life – Th e activities of clubs an d organizations enha experience of the stu nce the educational dent body. Participat ion in student activitie leadership, commun s helps students to deve ication, interpersona lop l relations, and problem solving skills. ✗ Criminal Justice Club ✗ Graphic Arts Club ✗ Louisiana Restaurant Asso “Education is the ✗ Future Business Leaders ciation – Culinary Club ✗ National Technical Honor of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) kindling of a flame, Society* ✗ Skills USA* not the filling ✗ SOWELA Gamerz Club ✗ Student Government Asso of a vessel.” ciation* ✗ The Circle Club – Socrates For more inform ation on the orga nizations listed, *Offered at both the go to www.sow Main Campus and M ela.edu. organ Smith Site “Oppo rtunit y is mi ssed by mo st bec ause it is dres sed in overa lls and lo oks lik e wor k.” – Thom as Ed ison S K N I L L U USEF scores: ister for ACT or get your ✗ Reg www.act.org 64 SOWELA ACT Code: 50 scores: g sat.collegeboard.or ✗ Register for SAT or get your https:// 03 SOWELA SAT Code: 68 “Educa tion is t he most po werful w eapon which y ou can use to chan ge the w orld.” – Nelson Mande la n: www.sss.gov w.sowela.edu Admissions Page: ww u firstname.lastname@example.org Email Admissions: adm ✗ Selective Service Verificatio u st: www.sowela.ed ✗ COMPASS Placement Te ww.sowela.edu sowela.edu 1styearexperience@ ✗ Orientation Information: w Email: edu ation: www.sowela. orm Inf Aid ial nc ina F ✗ edu ancialaid@sowela. Email Financial Aid: fin a.ed.gov (FAFSA): www.fafs Aid t en ud St ral de Fe sfa.la.gov ✗ Free Application for ship (TOPS): www.o lar ho Sc m gra Pro y nit TAYLOR Opportu gov ✗ Veterans: www.gibill.va. .sowela.edu ✗ Academic Calendar: www edu wela. so www. A L E SOW mpus n Mai Ca 950 e. ox 16 hnston Av B . O o P. J t t enne 15 n. J. B s, LA 706 e S 0 e l 382 - 6565 Char Lake ) 421 7 3 3 ( : 663 Office 37) 491-2 483 (3 56-0 Fax: 00) 2 8 ( : e re Toll F SOWELA Morgan Sm ith Site P.O. Box 132 7 1230 N. Main Street Jennings, LA 7 0546 Office: (337) 824-4811 Fax: (337) 82 4-5653