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We ensure you have all the academic and personal support you need by providing a Student Success Coach who is your ally from day one until you graduate.

If you don't know who your coach is, contact the Student Success Center to find out. They are ready to help you succeed. 

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You are valued for your potential and what you bring to our community and campus culture. We want you to join us in supporting each other, working alongside each other, and finding new ways to have fun every day. 

We have lots of opportunities for involvement, we just need you!

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Paying for School

Funding your education is daunting. Our expert financial aid team is ready to help you find the best options available. Contact the Financial Aid Department to check the status of your loans, find scholarship opportunities, and get assistance in fully understanding the scholarship and financial aid process. Scholarships are available for all types of students, not just the ones with a perfect GPA, so don't miss the opportunity for financial support.

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Tech Support

We provide on-site tech support for all students, faculty, and staff. Because success comes from a powerful support network. Our Information Services staff is available 7am-4pm M-F at (605) 394-5355. After hours, submit a trouble ticket or leave a message.

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Career Services

Your choice to attend Western Dakota Tech is a step in the right direction on your journey to career satisfaction. Start planning now to take advantage of all of the available resources and maximize your chances of finding the career that is right for you.

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Request Transcripts

Current students can obtain an unofficial transcript by logging into their MyWDT account. Official transcripts issued by Western Dakota Tech are issued by the Registrar office and bear the official WDT seal and the Registrar’s signature.

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Section 504/ADA Grievance Procedure

Your choice to attend Western Dakota Tech is a step in the right direction on your journey to career satisfaction. Start planning now to take advantage of all of the available resources and maximize your chances of finding the career that is right for you.

We want to be sure you have all the resources you need for success. To be eligible for ADA accommodation, contact Debbie Toms in the Student Success Center. This contact should be made as early in the semester as possible to allow time for arrangements.

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Purchase Tickets Now to Attend Western Dakota Tech Foundation Legacy Gala

September 17, 2018

There is a great upcoming opportunity to find out more about the Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Foundation, support the importance of technical education, and learn how you can partner with the Foundation to help make a difference for our students and our community. Plan now to attend the WDT Foundation Legacy Gala on Thursday, Oct. 25.

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Western Dakota Tech Celebrating 50th Anniversary with Week of Special Events

September 10, 2018

Western Dakota Tech is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this week with several special events on campus. This will be a fun week of reflection, looking ahead to the future, and numerous festivities.

The public is invited to join us in recognizing this milestone on Friday, Sept. 14, at an Outdoor Bash (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Concert (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) on campus. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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50th Anniversary Video - Terri Haverly - Graduate, State Senator, VP of RC Economic Development

September 5, 2018

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Electrical Trades Student Named Tradesman of the Month by Tool Box Buzz National Website

August 29, 2018

Eddie Hillmann, second-year Western Dakota Tech Electrical Trades student, was selected by the national website Tool Box Buzz as Student of the Month for July 2018.

Hillmann, originally from Denver, Colo., was featured in a story and photos on the Tool Box Buzz website on Aug. 3. Hillmann is an electrician’s apprentice, interned with Freeman’s Electric Service in Rapid City, and is a six-year U.S. Air Force veteran.

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WalletHub Ranks Western Dakota Tech as One of the Best Community Colleges in U.S.

August 24, 2018

Western Dakota Tech is honored to be named a 2018 Best Community College by WalletHub. The college is listed as number 148 out of 715 national community colleges in WalletHub’s latest report issued Aug. 20.

South Dakota fared excellent on the report as a whole, with the state being ranked number one for Best Community Colleges. Mitchell Technical Institute, Lake Area Technical Institute, and Sisseton Wahpeton College all made the list and ranked well on the report.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Fri, September 21 | 10:00 am
Nursing Club Rootbeer Float Fundraiser
Thu, September 27 | 8:30 am
Career Expo
Tue, October 2 | 10:45 am
Blood Drive
Wed, October 3 | 10:45 am
Blood Drive
Mon, October 8 | 12:00 am
Native American Day/WDT Closed
Mon, October 8 | 4:30 pm
WDT EMS Club Annual Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction
Tue, October 9 | 12:00 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day/No Classes
Thu, October 11 | 9:00 am
Construction Awareness Day
Fri, October 12 | 12:00 am
Midterm Grades due by 3 p.m.
Fri, October 19 | 12:00 am
Midterm Advising Day

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