Sowela Technical Community College (SOWELA) Reviews
- Reviewed on April 14, 2012 ( )
- Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The above review is not correct. Any class taken under the umbrella of General Studies is fully transferrable to any Louisiana College or University. It is the "applied" couses that may not transfer. When you recieve a syllabus for the class, it is noted whether or not the class is structured for transfer. There are some programs at SOWELA that are designed to be terminal degrees, Industrial Instrumentation, Elecronics, Process Technology are such examples. A majority of the Computer Networking, Business and Criminal Justice courses are transferrable as well as all Core classes such as English Comp, History, Economics, etc. No one at Sowela has misrepresented the transferrability of any class offered. It is a required portion of the class syllabus to notate whether or not the class is designed for transfer. The Louisiana Board of Regents decides on the transferrablity of any class offered at any university, not the individual campus.
I personally know Department Heads that have refused to enroll a student because they didn't understand the transferrability of the courses. As they said, if the moron doesn't understand that the A.A.S. degree will not fully transfer to McNeese, we don't want them as a student. Sowela has several programs with 100 percent placement rates, in positions that pay annual salaries in excess of 50K per year. When choosing an educational pathway a person should be their own keeper in dilligently choosing the correct path.
- Reviewed on August 09, 2010 ( )
- Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
If you plan on attending Sowela for 2 years and transferring to a real University with all your credits, think again.
McNeese State University, also in Lake Charles, is a 4 year college for around the same price per year, as this 2 year technical school.
Even though they say they will, credits from Sowela rarely transfer to 4 year colleges like McNeese.
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