Dual Enrollment

dual enrollment

Dual Enrollment allows high school students to enroll in courses at Western Dakota Tech and earn credit for high school graduation as well as postsecondary credit from WDT. The postsecondary credits earned can be applied to the corresponding program at WDT.  High school students can take Board of Regents  courses at WDT that transfer to any South Dakota public university.  There is a fee for these courses.

Any individual enrolled in high school and is at least a junior in good academic standing can enroll in Dual Enrollment.

Books for Rapid City Area Schools students are furnished at no cost to the student for up to two (2) WDT courses per semester.  Transferable general education classes/Board of Regent (BOR) courses require the student to pay full tuition and cover the cost of the book(s). Students outside of Rapid City Area Schools must pay for their books.

Western Dakota Tech is a Laptop Campus.  WDT does not provide laptops.  Students may be expected to bring a laptop to classes at WDT or have access outside of class.

Dual Enrollment classes are semester classes and follow the WDT calendar and handbook. Students interested in Dual Enrollment courses should contact their high school counselor or registrar for additional information and about their eligibility to enroll. Students will complete a WDT registration form that must be signed by the high school principal.  Students then contact the WDT Dual Enrollment Office at 718-2910 to complete the Dual Enrollment application process.  All students attending WDT are required to take the ACCULACER test.  The ACCUPLACER test is a placement exam over math, English and reading.  The fee to take the ACCUPLACER test will be waived for dual enrollment students.

Applications for the Dual Enrollment program will be accepted on a case-by-case basis after the home high school has completed pre-registration for the following academic year.

If student enrollment in a course falls below 10, the class may be canceled prior to classes starting.

Dual Enrollment attendance policy:

  • Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at WDT will follow all WDT and RCAS policies.
  • Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at WDT will be referred to the WDT Student Handbook found online at http://www.wdt.edu/Current_Students/Student_Handbook/2012-2013_Student_Handbook.aspx
  • Attendance policies in individual classes are listed on the class syllabus.
  • There are no excused absences with the exception of high school activities; work must be completed prior to the event.
  • Parents need not call WDT to excuse students.

NOTE: Western Dakota Tech does not follow the same academic calendar as the Rapid City Area Schools.  The WDT academic calendar can be found online at www.wdt.edu.  Students will receive information upon registration of classes.

High School Graduation Requirement Information from SD Department of Education:

Students must select from a menu of options available for 1 credit.  That menu includes: Approved career & technical education courses OR  world languages OR capstone experience/service learning

Questions or clarifications? Please contact high school counselors/registrars or Melanie Garstenshlager at Western Dakota Tech at 605-718-2421, melanie.garstenshlager@wdt.edu

Courses Available at WDT for Dual Enrollment

COURSE NUMBER

WDT General Education Course Title

HIGH SCHOOL Credit             Req

RCAS
Student
Cost

WDT CREDIT
ENGL 201 Technical Writing

.5

English

$0

3

MTH 100 Elementary Algebra

.5

Math

$0

3

MATH 101 Intermediate Algebra

.5

Math

$0

3

MATH 104 Technical Mathematics

.5

Math

$0

3

MATH 112 Business Mathematics

.5

Math

$0

3

CIS 105 Microcomputer Software Applications I

.5

Computer

$0

3

The following classes are offered at WDT and are considered transferable credits or Board of Regents (BOR) classes.  These classes have been identified as meeting high school requirements to be used for high school graduation as well as transfer to any SD public university or Technical Institute.  Transferable general education courses require the student to pay full tuition and cover the cost of the book(s).

COURSE NUMBER

BOR/Transferrable Course Title

HIGH SCHOOL Credit           Req.

 Cost*

WDT CREDIT
ECON202 Principles of Economics

.5

Social Studies

 $549

3

ENGL101 Composition

.5

English

$549

3

MATH102 College Algebra

.5

Math

$549

3

PSYC101 General Psychology

.5

Social Studies

$549

3

SOC100 Introduction to Sociology

.5

Social Studies

$549

3

SPCM101 Fundamentals of Speech

.5

Elective

$549

3

PHGY220/220L Human Anatomy/Physiology I

.5

Science

$732

4

PHGY230/230L Human Anatomy/Physiology II

.5

Science

$732

4

CHEM106/106L Chemistry Survey/Lab

.5

Science

$732

4

*These costs apply to all courses taken by students outside of the Rapid City Area School District.

WDT has identified several programs that can be started with dual enrollment for high school students to get a head start on their career or WDT program.  The following pages list classes within the programs of study students can use as career and technical education credit or elective credit at all Rapid City high schools.

Computer Aided DraftingDrafters prepare technical drawings and plans used by production and construction workers. Students will be on their way to an AAS degree by completing the CAD coursework.Fall Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
CAD 101 Drafting Fundamentals .5 HS / 3 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
CAD 132 Intro to 2D CAD .5 HS / 3 WDT

Fall Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
*CIS 105 Microcomputer Software Applications I .5 HS / 3 WDT

*Satisfies .5 HS Computer requirement

Environmental Engineering Technician

This program prepares students to work in an exciting and growing field as environmental techs with federal, state, county, and city environmental departments, water treatment facilities, or with private businesses such as consulting engineers, mining companies, and testing labs.

Fall Semester – Year 1  

Course # Description Credit Hours
FET 106 Introductory Field Methods .5 HS / 3 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
*CIS 105 Microcomputer Software Applications I .5 HS / 3 WDT

*Satisfies .5 HS Computer requirement

Fall Semester – Year 2  

Course # Description Credit Hours
CAD 250 Introduction to Mapping/GPS .5 HS / 2 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
CAD 251 Introduction to GIS .5 HS / 3 WDT

Transportation Technology

Learn the latest in diagnosis and repair techniques so you have a head start earning your AAS degree and becoming an exceptional technician.

Fall Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
TTT 130 Preventative Maintenance .5 HS / 3 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
TTT 115 Engine Construction & Operation .5 HS / 3 WDT

Fall Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
TTT 201 Undercar Diagnosis .5 HS / 4 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
TTT 205 Undercar Diagnosis Lab .5 HS / 4 WDT

*Both semesters in year 2 must be completed for credit to be granted.

Law Enforcement Technology

Learn skills necessary to become a successful law enforcement officer.

Fall Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
LET 210 Introduction to Criminal Justice .5 HS / 3 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
LET 229 Corrections .5 HS / 3 WDT

Fall Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
TBD TBD TBD

Spring Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
*CIS 105 Microcomputer Software Applications I Lab .5 HS / 3 WDT

*Satisfies .5 HS Computer requirement

Welding

The combination of classroom theory, hands-on welding/machining skills training, and practical application in labs allows the student to attain credit to continue into the WDT welding diploma or AAS degree.

Fall Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
WDM 110 Shielded Metal Arc Welding .5 HS / 3 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
WDM 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Grooved Plate .5 HS / 3 WDT

Fall Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
WDM 122 Gas Metal Arc Welding .5 HS / 3 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
WDM 135 Gas Metal Arc Welding Grooved Plate .5 HS / 3 WDT
Business                                 
The business world offers well-trained students an endless list of opportunities such as owning a business, managing a store for someone else, running the social media marketing operation for a company, or managing an office.
Fall Semester – Year 1
Course # Description Credit Hours
CIS 105 Microcomputer Software Applications I .5 HS / 3 WDT

*Satisfies .5 HS Computer requirement

Spring Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
*BUS 134 Written Communications for Business .5 HS / 4 WDT

*Satisfies .5 HS English requirement

Fall Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business .5 HS / 3 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
BUS 120 Principles of Marketing .5 HS / 3 WDT

Other Business/HS Computer Courses

Course # Description Credit Hours
*BUS 152 Desktop Publishing for Marketing .5 HS / 3 WDT
HS Comp Req
*BUS 156 Website Development for Business .5 HS / 3 WDT
HS Comp Req
C1S 125 A+ Hardware / Software 1 HS / 6 WDT
HS Comp Req

*CIS 105 is a prerequisite and must be taken prior to signing up for BUS 152 and 156.  BUS 152 and 156 require an Adobe software package (estimated at $500).

Western Dakota Tech is a Laptop Campus.  WDT does not provide laptops.  Students may be expected to bring a laptop to classes at WDT or have outside access.  Check with instructor.

Health Science

Career opportunities in healthcare are growing, making this a great time to enter any of these fields:

Health Information Management

Health Unit Coordinator

Medical Assistant

Phlebotomy

Surgical Technology

Pharmacy Technician

 Fall Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
HC 213 Medical Terminology I .5 HS / 3 WDT

Spring Semester – Year 1

Course # Description Credit Hours
*HC 114 Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professional .5 HS / 3 WDT

*Satisfies .5 HS Science requirement

Fall Semester – Year 2

Course # Description Credit Hours
*CIS 105 Microcomputer Software Applications I .5 HS / 3 WDT

*Satisfies .5 HS Computer requirement

Spring Semester – Year 2 (HIM/HUC/MA)

Course # Description Credit Hours
HC 135 Medical Law & Ethics .5 HS / 2 WDT

Additional FALL Semester Health Science Course

Course # Description Credit Hours
EMT 105 Emergency Medical Technician 1 HS / 6 WDT

Online courses offered through WDT are not available for Dual Enrollment at this time.

All WDT Program courses listed here can be found on the WDT website at www.wdt.edu.  All courses meet the CTE requirement as stated on the SD Department of Education website for high school graduation.