SOWELA opens registration for short-term summer internships

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – SOWELA Technical Community College is now enrolling in several short-term training courses this summer. Scholarships are available for those who qualify and registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis.

A limited number of training seats are available for the following programs, which will be held at SOWELA’s main campus in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Clinical Medical Assistant: The four-month course begins Tuesday, July 5 and prepares students for employment in care facilities, home health agencies, and hospitals where basic bedside nursing care is required. After the training program, Physician Assistant students take exams for OSHA-10 Bloodborne Pathogens, Certified Clinical Physician Assistant, Phlebotomy, Electrocardiogram, and Basic Life Support (CPR).

The class takes place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the cost is $3,999.

Commercial Driver License (CDL) Training: The Class A license training program is a comprehensive 245 hour classroom and driving program. Training covers Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, pre-trip inspection, crash pad skills, and on-road skills. The seven-week course begins on Monday July 11.

Students meet Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is $5,125.

The final skills test needed to receive a state license is administered by state-licensed examiners. Graduates who obtain their state license are qualified to drive tractor-trailers, dump trucks, tow trucks, delivery trucks, tank trucks and flatbed trucks.

Pipeline technician training: The 10-week Pipeline Technician program provides classroom instruction and hands-on shop experience to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the pipeline industry, such as testing protective devices against overflows, starting a liquid pipeline, stopping a liquid pipeline, installing a rectifier. , and more.

The course begins Monday, July 25 and meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $2,500.

Culinary fundamentals: This three-week program begins Monday, August 22 and prepares students to enter the hospitality industry as entry-level cooks. Successful students earn two nationally recognized certifications, including the Certified Kitchen Certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and the ServSafe Manager Certification from the National Restaurant Association. Up to 9 credit hours can be applied to SOWELA’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts.

Day and evening classes are available and the cost is $1,250.

HVAC training: The 18-week program includes residential and commercial training in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Successful graduates earn 10 hours of OSHA-authorized training, as well as NCCER and HVAC certifications and are ready to test for EPA Universal 608 license and Ready to Work NATE certification.

Students meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost of the program is $5,575.

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