Jazz band playing music outside of DXC technology

SOWELA Technical Community College
 Develop in-demand skills for opportunities in Louisiana’s growing industries!

Success Starts Here!

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.

Media player


Find out more about programs offered at SOWELA and discover your future potential with companies in high growth industries. 


Process Technology (PTEC)

The program prepares individuals to monitor, operate, and maintain equipment used in the processing of raw material into marketable chemical/petrochemical products. It also includes codes and standards, chemical and fire safety, and general plant operations..

Machine Tool Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Machine Tool Technology is designed to prepare students with a practical approach to machining and millwright. The program prepares students to install conveyor systems, connect machinery to power supplies and piping, direct hoisting and setting of machines, and adjust the moving and stationary parts of machines to certain specifications. Students learn to shape metal parts on lathes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines and computer numerical controlled machines.
Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aviation Maintenance provides a hands-on learning environment and practical application of aircraft maintenance training. The program is FFA accredited with successful completers earning Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Certifications.

5-Axis CNC

Find out more about how Louisiana's partnership with Haas Automation Inc. has allowed for every community and technical college to have their own Haas 5-axis machine.

SOWELA's Vision

SOWELA Technical Community College models excellence in teaching, training, and service.  ​​​​​​SOWELA's values include Student Success, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Access, ​​​​​​​and Diversity.

For more information on programs offered at SOWELA call (337) 421-6550 or email onestop@sowela.edu
Fill out the form below to be contacted by your school(s) of choice. 

Companies Hiring Aviation Positions

Aviation Blogs

Jobs Abound in Louisiana's Aviation Maintenance Sector
A Day in the Life of an A&P Mechanic
A Military Pathway to a Career in Aviation Maintenance
How to Break Into Louisiana's High Demand, High Wage Field of Aviation Maintenance
Wheels Up: Louisiana's Aviation Industry Continues to Fly High
The Value of Hiring Veterans
Southwest Region Learn more about helpful resources and gather more information about companies hiring in the Lake Charles and surrounding areas!