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Engineering Technologies at SOWELA Technical Community College

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Engineering Technologies at SOWELA Technical Community College

If you plan to study engineering technologies, take a look at what SOWELA Technical Community College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

SOWELA is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana and has a total student population of 2,914.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Engineering Technologies section at the bottom of this page.

SOWELA Engineering Technologies Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Engineering Tech (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Undergrad Certificate in Engineering Tech (1 - 4 Years)
  • Associate’s Degree in Engineering Tech

SOWELA Engineering Technologies Rankings

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Engineering Tech Student Demographics at SOWELA

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering tech majors at SOWELA Technical Community College.

SOWELA Engineering Technologies Associate’s Program

13% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 87% of engineering tech associate's degrees went to men and 13% went to women.


The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in engineering tech at SOWELA are white. Around 76% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from SOWELA Technical Community College with a associate's in engineering tech.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 128
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

Concentrations Within Engineering Technologies

If you plan to be a engineering tech major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at SOWELA Technical Community College. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Industrial Production Technology 89
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 69
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10

Careers That Engineering Tech Grads May Go Into

A degree in engineering tech can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for LA, the home state for SOWELA Technical Community College.

Occupation Jobs in LA Average Salary in LA
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 13,310 $52,810
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 8,260 $50,670
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 7,820 $39,880
Engineers 5,400 $90,580
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,380 $43,640


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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