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Sowela Technical Community College

Overview of Sowela Technical Community College

Sowela Technical Community College is found in Lake Charles, LA. Lake Charles is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Sowela Technical Community College.

Areas of Study

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Sowela Technical Community College is known for its programs in computer science and engineering, construction trades, engineering technician, mechanics and repair, production trades.

Sowela Technical Community College Selectivity

The school accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.

Faculty

Sowela Technical Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Students numbered 1,627 in 2007-2008 at the school. A very high share of students at Sowela Technical Community College are male.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Sowela Technical Community College

Sowela Technical Community College
3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles , LA 70616
General Phone: (337) 491-2698
http://www.sowela.edu

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Sowela Technical Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering Technician98instrumentation tech, industrial production tech, drafting
Mechanics and Repair54industrial electronics tech, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech
Business and Management44accounting technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine44licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades31electrician
Production Trades30machinist, welding
Office and Administration28administrative assistant, office data entry
Computer Science and Engineering21computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer networking
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and safety
Photography and Commercial Art9commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts7chef training
Education and Teaching1technical teaching
Liberal Arts0general studies

Number of programs and degrees for Sowela Technical Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of less than 1 academic year5818
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13723
Associate's degree19216

Sowela Technical Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sowela Technical Community College had a total enrollment of 1,627 students (1,424 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 27%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 24%
20-21 23%
22-24 18%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Sowela Technical Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 44 %

Sowela Technical Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lake Charles, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Sowela Technical Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,512
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,021
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Sowela Technical Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 546700)

Sowela Technical Community College Faculty

Sowela Technical Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year23$55,10924$56,871
All faculty totalcalendar year23$55,10924$56,871

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year19$35,6125$35,730
All faculty totalacademic year19$35,6125$35,730

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Sowela Technical Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades
Electrician

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Instrumentation Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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Sowela Technical Community College Highlights

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What Sets Sowela Technical Community College Apart:

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% of degrees in engineering technician
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Male % of student body
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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% of degrees in production trades
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Top 19%Sowela Technical Community College % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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% of degrees in construction trades
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Top 20%Sowela Technical Community College % of degrees in construction trades

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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