Career Programs

career programsThe Corporate Education Center provides a number of career programs that can prepare students in truck driving, dental assistant, plumbing, and more.

(open enrollment)
(must be employed/sponsored by qualifying employer)

Dental Assistant Training Program

Sponsored by the Black Hills District Dental Society

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Students of this program must be employed and sponsored by a licensed dentist to be eligible to fulfill the requirements of this program. The dentist must be a member of the Black Hills District Dental Society.

  • State Board of Dentistry approved for the Expanded Functions or Advanced Dental Assistant certification

This course provides classroom and clinical instruction for individuals currently employed in dental offices to complement concurrent on-the-job work experience.

Upon successful completion of the entire program, students will be qualified to perform Advanced Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions, and to administer x-rays (pending submission of application forms, any registration/licensing fees, and approval required by the SD Board of Dentistry.)

  • Classroom/Clinical: 144 hours (August-May)
  • On-the-Job Training: 1,500 hours

For more information or to register, contact the Corporate Education Center at 605-718-2410.

For information about the Dental Assistant Radiology Course, contact the Corporate Education Center at 605-718-2410.

NOTE: The dental program and courses are non-credit.

Face-to-Face Apprenticeships
(must be employed/sponsored by qualifying employer)

Plumbing Apprenticeship Training Program



(open enrollment)

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WDT, in partnership with Gatlin Education Services, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations, in these fields:

  • Healthcare & Fitness
  • Business & Professional
  • IT and Software Development
  • Management and Corporate
  • Media & Design
  • Hospitality & Gaming
  • Skilled Trades & Industrial
  • Sustainable Energy & Going Green

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