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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.
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.
Health Information Management
The Health Information Management program can prepare you for a variety of careers in the medical office and medical coding professions.
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.
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.
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Laboratory Technicians use and maintain equipment needed for medical diagnosis and treatment and are primarily employed in a clinical setting.
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.
The Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant program is a nine-month diploma program that prepares students for success as phlebotomists and laboratory assistants.
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.
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.