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Degree Programs > Health Sciences

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.

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

Dental Assisting

A Dental Assistant works with patients and dentists in a dental office setting. Dental Assistants are multi-skilled professionals and assist the dentist in administrative and clinical procedures. The dental assistant is an integral, valued member of the dental team.

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Dental Assisting

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

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

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

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

General Education EMT