Importance of accreditation
When considering any college program, we recommend checking to make sure that the program and the institution are accredited. Programs and institutions that are not accredited are not meeting standards set by accrediting agencies.
Western Dakota Tech and its programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; it has been placed on Probation. Western Dakota Tech is accredited to offer online degree programs.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission, to degree-granting educational institutions in the North Central region: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
WDT’s accreditation shows that Western Dakota Tech meets the rigorous standards set by the Higher Learning Commission.
WDT is a member of:
WDT also is accredited or approved by:
Individual programs are accredited or approved by:
- Practical Nursing – South Dakota Board of Nursing
- Notice: The State Board of Nursing placed WDT’s Practical Nursing program on probation in November 2011. WDT is working closely with the State Board of Nursing to bring the program into full compliance. The Board of Nursing will visit WDT in fall 2015 to review our progress. Probationary status does not jeopardize the licenses of gradutes or the ability of current students to graduate and sit for the NCLEX-PN. Questions about probationary status can be directed to Program Director Sonja Love.
- Surgical Technology – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs
- Paramedic – Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
- Pharmacy Tech – American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- Transportation Tech Light Duty – National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation