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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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News

S.D. Board of Technical Education March Meeting, Western Dakota Tech LEA Petition Hearing Updates

March 24, 2020

To help decrease the potential of community spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the South Dakota Board of Technical Education (BoTE) meetings slated to take place at Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Wednesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 26, will now take place via teleconference on March 26.

The hearing to consider Western Dakota Tech’s Local Education Agency (LEA) petition has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. (MST) on Thursday, May 21, at WDT. This date change has been made to ensure the public can participate and provide testimony that could assist the Board in deliberations.

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CANCELLED - Construction Career Camp

March 10, 2020

UPDATE: The Rapid City Construction Career Camp scheduled for Friday, April 3, has been cancelled.

It is our goal to assist with CDC/S.D. Department of Health efforts to reduce community spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In addition, the Rapid City Area Schools has cancelled all field trips scheduled for March 16-April 13. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.


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Classes Canceled Tues., Feb. 25

February 24, 2020

Classes are canceled Tuesday, Feb. 25, due to inclement weather. Students are not expected to report for class. The Business & Technology Camp has also been canceled.

Faculty and staff are expected to report for work at 11 a.m. or make arrangements with direct supervisors. 

The campus will open at 11 a.m.for scheduled events and activities.


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Western Dakota Tech Selected National Community College Award Finalist

February 10, 2020

In its ongoing quest for excellence, Western Dakota Tech (WDT) is honored to announce it was selected as a finalist for a national award recognizing best practices in community colleges.

In this, WDT’s first time applying for a coveted Bellwether Award, the college was named one of 10 national finalists in the category of Planning, Governance and Finance for its submission, “Using Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Enrollment.” The Planning, Governance and Finance category of the Bellwether Awards recognizes programs or activities that improve efficiency and effectiveness in the community college.

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FREE Business & Technology Camp Offered for High School Students on Feb. 25

February 6, 2020

Explore Careers in Business & Technology, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, & Bookkeeping 

High school students interested in exploring rapidly advancing and diverse careers in Business and Technology, should register today to attend Western Dakota Tech's next career exploration camp. 


The college is hosting a FREE Business and Technology Camp, in its Event Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25. Sign-in will start at 8:30 a.m. with the first session beginning at 9 a.m. The Camp, which includes an etiquette luncheon in a "formal" dining setting, will conclude at 1 p.m.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Mar
31
Tue, March 31 | 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - Job Skills Series - Interviews
Apr
1
Wed, April 1 | 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting
Apr
10
Fri, April 10 | 12:00 am
WDT Closed for Holiday
Apr
10
Fri, April 10 | 8:00 am
Easter Break/No Classes
Apr
14
Tue, April 14 | 8:00 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day
Apr
15
Wed, April 15 | 12:00 pm
Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting
Apr
17
Fri, April 17 | 8:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Apr
21
Tue, April 21 | 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - April Speaker Series - Workplace Etiquette
Apr
22
Wed, April 22 | 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - April Speaker Series - Workplace Etiquette
Apr
25
Sat, April 25 | 9:00 am
POSTPONED - Earth Day Expo

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