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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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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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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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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

Fifty-First Commencement Celebrations Set for 2019 WDT Graduates

May 8, 2019

Western Dakota Tech is hosting several events this week to honor graduates during the college's 51st anniversary. The events will include a Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony, an Eagle Feather Ceremony for Native American graduates, and Commencement.

Event details are as follows:

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Western Dakota Tech Students Shine at SkillsUSA South Dakota

May 6, 2019

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) students learn the skills they need to be successful in their future careers. The quality education they receive at the college was in full display as they took home several awards at the recent 2019 SkillsUSA South Dakota competition in Sioux Falls.

WDT students from Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, and Welding and Fabrication programs competed in the event at Southeast Tech on April 15.

Group photo cutline:  Western Dakota Tech Welding and Fabrication students who placed at SkillsUSA S.D., with Advisor/Instructor Troy Barry, include, L-R: Jerhett Cattin, Wyatt Davidson, Michael Collins, Instructor T. Barry, Riley Pitman, and Faith Powers.

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Learn Benefits of Dual Enrollment at DE Information Night Tuesday, April 30

April 29, 2019

Did you know area high school students can get a jump-start on college general courses or start a specific college program for free, or at a reduced cost, at Western Dakota Tech?

To learn more, register to attend Dual Enrollment Information Night starting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, at Western Dakota Tech.

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WDT's ATTUNED Project Receives Rapid City's Sustainability Award

April 17, 2019

Western Dakota Tech's Project ATTUNED received the Rapid City Sustainability Award for April at the City Council meeting Monday, April 15. 

Sherry Thurston of the Sustainability Committee presented the award to Kelsey Murray, Ph.D., Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Environmental Engineering Technology Program Director, and Brian Mitchell, WDT Electrical Trades Program Director. A couple of student graduates who worked on the college's original Aquaponics project and a current EET student were present for the special event.

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Classes Cancelled, Late Campus Opening for Friday, April 12

April 11, 2019

Western Dakota Tech classes are cancelled for Friday, April 12. Campus will open at 9 a.m. for faculty/staff, other scheduled events, & activities. 

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Upcoming Events

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Wed, May 22 | 9:00 am
New Summer Student Open House
May
27
Mon, May 27 | 12:00 am
Memorial Day/WDT Closed
May
28
Tue, May 28 | 12:00 am
Classes Begin (Sessions 1 and 2)
May
29
Wed, May 29 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Add (Sessions 1 and 2)
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3
Mon, June 3 | 12:00 am
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11
Tue, June 11 | 5:30 pm
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