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Degree Programs

The programs we offer represent some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries. That’s why we offer them. View the alphabetical list of all of our programs here.

Accounting

The Accounting program is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that can prepare you for entry-level positions in an accounting-related career by providing you the technical and other skills you need to be successful.

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Accounting

Allied Health

The Allied Health Associate of Applied Science degree provides students an enhancement of health care and general education competencies and may allow for future educational and workplace advancement. 

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Allied Health

Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping

Business Entrepreneurship

An Entrepreneurship Diploma will prepare students who want to start and operate a successful business of any kind. Students will prepare a comprehensive business plan ready to implement while also learning technical and professional skills through a variety of courses including accounting, project management, supervisory management, small business entrepreneurship, and business law. This diploma is available through classes on campus, online, or a combination of both.

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Business Entrepreneurship

Business Management & Marketing

Business Management & Marketing

Business Office Professional

The business world offers well-trained students an endless list of opportunities. You can own a business and be your own boss. You can manage a store for someone else. You can run the social media marketing operation for a company or an ad agency. You could manage an office or be an executive assistant. Or, you can use your imagination to do whatever you’ve always dreamed about.

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Business Office Professional

Business Social Media Marketing

An AAS Degree in Social Media Marketing will prepare students for this specialized filed to meet the needs of businesses who want to reach customers where they are by utilizing social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and Blogs.

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Business Social Media Marketing

Computer-Aided Drafting

Computer-Aided Drafting is a hands-on program, and you will spend most of your day learning by doing. You will prepare drawings under the guidance of instructors who are true experts and will graduate with the abilities and knowledge that set you apart from the crowd.

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Computer-Aided Drafting

Computer Science

The Computer Science program strikes a balance between theory and application. You will learn about real-life networking environments so you can be immediately productive when you graduate. You will enter the job market ready and prepared to take on a wide variety of information technology roles.

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Computer Science

Criminal Justice

Western Dakota Tech’s Criminal Justice program can give you the skills and experiences you need to be successful for a wide variety of career fields. And since it’s a two-year Associate of Applied Science program, you will be in the workforce quickly, ready to make our communities better.

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Criminal Justice

Dental Assisting

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.

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Dental Assisting

Drafting and Machining Technology

Drafting and Machining Technology is a four-semester, two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program designed to prepare students for the growing number of jobs in these fields.

It’s the perfect choice for someone who wants to understand the entire process of how mechanical parts are designed, drawn, and created. The program also gives students skills in other areas of drafting so they will be ready for a wide variety of jobs when they graduate.

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Drafting and Machining Technology

Electrical Trades

In this program, you will practice technical skills under the guidance of instructors who are true experts. The result? You graduate with abilities and knowledge that set you apart. If you are ready to prepare for an interesting and challenging career in a growing field, we are ready to help you acquire the skills and experience you need.

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Electrical Trades

Environmental Engineering Tech

The Environmental Engineering Tech program is designed to prepare students for work in an exciting and growing field. As our population grows, society puts an ever increasing demand on our natural resources.

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Environmental Engineering Tech

Fire Science

If you crave excitement and adventure wanting to respond to fires or medical emergencies, WDT offers a Fire Science Program for you. Your Associate of Applied Science Degree will make you more marketable in the highly competitive career of working for a professional fire department or wildland agency.

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Fire Science

Health Information Management

The Health Information Management program can prepare you for a variety of careers in the medical office and medical coding professions.

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Health Information Management

Healthcare Technician

Healthcare Technician is a two-semester, nine-month program designed to give students the skills they need for the growing number of direct patient care positions available.

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Healthcare Technician

HVAC & Refrigeration Technology

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) field is growing quickly. Demand for workers is high because there are not enough skilled technicians to fill all the available positions.

Our HVAC/R program will give you the appropriate mix of soft skills, theory, hands-on experience. We put classroom theory into practice in the lab with simulations and real-life scenarios to give you the skill necessary to be successful in the HVAC/R industry.  We use a variety of modern HVAC/R equipment, trainers, simulation software, measuring instruments, and tools.  Our program is designed to give you the core competencies employers are looking for. Thes include troubleshooting, problem-solving, customer service, and professional skills in addition to technical HVAC/R skills. Graduates of our program entry the HVAC/R industry as quality, well-trained entry-level HVAC/R technicians.

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HVAC & Refrigeration Technology

Law Enforcement

The mission of the Law Enforcement Technology program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as an entry-level law enforcement officer, as assessed through student competency evaluations and employer/student satisfaction surveys.

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Law Enforcement

Library Technician

If you love libraries, you know they are exciting and interesting places where anything and everything can be found. Imagine working as a library technician helping others discover the love of learning and wonder that occurs in a library. WDT offers a Library Technician Program just for you.

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Library Technician

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program prepares students for a variety of careers in the medical profession. A Medical Assistant is a professional, multi-skilled person who assists in all aspects of medical care and is primarily employed in a medical office setting.  Medical Assistants help physicians with patient care management. They also execute administrative and clinical procedures and perform managerial functions.

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Medical Assisting

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technicians use and maintain equipment needed for medical diagnosis and treatment and are primarily employed in a clinical setting.

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Medical Laboratory Technician

Paramedic

People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of paramedics. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds all require immediate medical attention. Paramedics provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility. It’s an important and worthwhile career. WDT can help you get there.

This program is supported by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. Western Dakota Tech’s individual grant of $2,058,946 funds 100% of their portion of the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium project.

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Paramedic

Pharmacy Technician

WDT’s Pharmacy Tech program educates and trains students for positions in hospitals, retail pharmacies, and other medical facilities working as pharmacy technicians assisting registered pharmacists in all aspects of prescription dispensing.  The goal of the Pharmacy Technician program at WDT is to educate and train students for positions in hospitals, retail pharmacies, and other medical facilities working as pharmacy technicians assisting registered pharmacists in all aspects of pharmaceutical care.

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Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant

The Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant program is a nine-month diploma program that prepares students for success as phlebotomists and laboratory assistants.

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Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant

Practical Nursing

The mission of Western Dakota Tech’s Practical Nursing program is to develop graduates who possess the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and integrity to provide safe, prudent, and patient-centered care necessary for employment as an LPN and to prepare the graduates to successfully complete the National Council of Licensure Exams for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).

This program is supported by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. Western Dakota Tech’s individual grant of $2,058,946 funds 100% of their portion of the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium project.

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Practical Nursing

Precision Machining Technology

Precision Machining Technology is a two-semester, nine-month diploma program designed to quickly prepare students for the growing number of machining jobs available.

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Precision Machining Technology

Surgical Technology

The mission of the Surgical Technology program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to become successful, valuable, and effective surgical technologists in the communities that they serve.

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Surgical Technology

Transportation Technology - Heavy Duty

The Transportation Technology associate of applied science degree will provide education in most types of land transportation vehicles.

Students will have the option of selecting lighter vehicle or heavier equipment tracks. This program will provide a broader preparation for the mechanical occupations with separate focuses on lighter and heavier duty vehicles.

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Transportation Technology - Heavy Duty

Transportation Technology - Light Duty

The Transportation Technology associate of applied science degree will provide education in most types of land transportation vehicles.

Students will have the option of selecting lighter vehicle or heavier equipment tracks. This program will provide a broader preparation for the mechanical occupations with separate focuses on lighter and heavier duty vehicles.

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Transportation Technology - Light Duty

Welding and Fabrication

The Welding and Fabrication program prepares students for a career in the welding and fabrication fields. The combination of classroom theory, hands-on welding and fabrication skills training, and practical application in labs allows the student to attain skills for entry-level employment.

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Welding and Fabrication

General Education EMT

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