Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination
August 15, 2018
Western Dakota Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, services, enrollment practices, or in any aspect of their operation.
This notice meets the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and/or laws:
Debbie Toms, Title IX Coordinator
800 Mickelson Drive, Rapid City, SD, 57703
Western Dakota Tech is an open-admissions institution offering career-focused diploma, certificate, and associate of applied science programs in a variety of fields. Please view our programs for more information.
Area colleges work together to put students first
August 14, 2018
Black Hills State University and Western Dakota Tech recently conducted an Administrative Personnel Session aimed at helping students pursue higher education.
The session brought decision-makers from both campuses together to collaborate on course offerings, transfer agreements, and a dual admissions project.
“We all are working toward the same goal, helping students in western South Dakota and beyond pursue and complete their higher education goals,” said Ann Bolman, Ed.D., President of Western Dakota Tech. “Together, we can achieve more for our students.”
Apply Today! Fall Semester Courses Starting Aug. 20
August 8, 2018
Are you ready to prepare for a career in a well-paying, high demand profession? Whether you are attending high school, are a recent high school graduate, or looking to start a new career, Western Dakota Tech is here to help you on your path to success.
"Western Dakota Tech offers more than 30 programs in some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries," said Janelle Locke, Assistant Director for Admissions and Recruitment. "At our college, we have an efficient process and have a staff readily available to answer questions."
Jump Start! It's Time to Register for New Student Orientation
August 1, 2018
New Western Dakota Tech students – your time starts now! Register today for Jump Start to orient yourself with Western Dakota Tech before classes begin.
Jump Start is scheduled for Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 at Western Dakota Tech; pick the one Friday that works best for you. Sessions will be from 8:30 a.m.to noon, with check-in starting at 8 a.m. Build Dakota Scholarship recipients will have a separate orientation on Thursday, Aug. 16.
Cattin Shines at SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference
July 30, 2018
Western Dakota Tech Welding and Fabrication student Jerhett Cattin can take pride in his accomplishments at the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.
As the South Dakota SkillsUSA Welding gold medal winner, Cattin qualified for nationals and competed in 10 different categories covering a wide-range of welding processes and procedures, including visual inspections, written tests, and practical welding tests. Cattin finished 13th overall against 37 other state champion welders from across the country. In August, Cattin, of Chadron, Neb., will be entering his second year at Western Dakota Tech.