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Your Fast Track to a New Career is Waiting

Benefit from hands-on career prep to get you ready for a real job…real fast; in two years or less.
Numerous career paths to choose from, with financial aid and scholarships available.

Summer Semester Courses Start May 28, 2024!

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Application Process

    1. Complete Western Dakota Technical College Admissions Application
    2. Complete the ACCUPLACER test ($15 fee)
    3. Schedule your Admissions Advising Session
    4. Provide an official copy of a High School transcript or GED scores. If you graduated from an international high school, you must submit your transcript to Educational Credential Evaluators to determine U.S. equivalence. Additionally, an official transcript must be submitted if you have attended other post-secondary institutions or universities.
    5. Submit Immunization Records verifying two doses of MMR vaccinations
    6. Once you receive your acceptance letter, schedule a time to register for classes

The ACCUPLACER test will be waived if you have an ACT sub-score of 18 or better in English, Math, and Reading.  To waive the ACCUPLACER with SAT scores a student will need a 500 on the MATH subsection of ACT and a composite of 970 to waive Writing and Reading. To place into MATH 114 a student will need a 520 on the MATH subsection.

Please call 605-718-2565 to make an appointment.


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Take the First Step on Your Path to a Hot Career

  • Check out our career programs
  • Next, call Admissions at (605) 718-2565 or email, so we can provide more information, arrange a tour, help you apply so you can start on your path to a Hot Career.
  • You can also apply directly at Applying to attend Western Dakota Technical College is always free!

Paying for College

Attending college at Western Dakota Technical College is affordable. Financial aid and scholarships, including full-ride Build Dakota Scholarships, are available at Western Dakota Technical College. If you have any questions or would like more information, call the Financial Aid office at (605) 718-2988 or email For scholarship information, email or call either the Scholarships Coordinator at (605) 718-3064 or the Assistant Director of Scholarships at (605) 718-3061.

Financial Aid

Continuing your education is crucial and Western Dakota Technical College wants to make sure that any student who wants to attend school, has the opportunity to do so. For this reason, WDTC is dedicated to administering the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IV Financial Assistance Program fair and consistently to anyone who needs it.

Build Dakota Scholarships

The Build Dakota Scholarship at Western Dakota Technical College will pay all your tuition and fees and prepare you for a career that is in-demand and growing in South Dakota. Build Dakota Scholarships will be awarded to students entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota’s technical institutes to fill the state’s technical careers with skilled professionals.

Student Housing

Finding affordable housing during school can be a challenge for students. Western Dakota Technical College currently does not have on-campus housing, but partners with a Rapid City VRBO to offer a limited number of apartments for full-time students in the fall and spring semesters.

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Child Care

Finding child care during school is a challenge for many students. Western Dakota Technical College currently does not offer on-campus child care, but here are some resources that may help you in your search.

Youth & Family Services is an organization dedicated to helping children in Western South Dakota. They offer a variety of services, including child care at multiple locations.

The Y of Rapid City offers child care and other services.

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