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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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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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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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Board of Technical Education Approves Two Degree Programs at Western Dakota Tech

May 18, 2018

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50th Commencement Celebrations Set for 2018 Western Dakota Tech Graduates

May 10, 2018

Western Dakota Tech is hosting several events this week to honor graduates during the college's 50th Anniversary. The events will include a Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony, an Eagle Feather Ceremony for Native American graduates, and Commencement. 

Events are as follows:

  • Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony - 10 a.m., Friday, May 11, Western Dakota Tech Event Center.
  • Eagle Feather Ceremony - 5 p.m., Friday, May 11, Western Dakota Tech Event Center. Speakers to include:  Rev. Dr. Gerald Yellowhawk, Jayce DeCory, and Whitney Rencountre II.
  • Commencement- 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12, Barnett Arena, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The commencement speaker is Tom Jackson, Jr., Ed.D., Black Hills State University President. The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Sheryl Kirkeby, Board Member, Rapid City Board of Education. Dan Cahoy, Entrepreneur and 2012 Business Management and Marketing graduate, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Twenty-Seven Graduates, S.D. SkillsUSA Winner Honored During Student Awards Banquet

May 8, 2018

Western Dakota Tech Outstanding Graduates and a South Dakota SkillsUSA winner were honored during a Student Awards Banquet, in the college's Event Center, Friday, May 4. The awards banquet recognizes exceptional students in a variety of capacities.
 
Twenty-seven students received the Outstanding Graduate Award for their program. Students are chosen for this award by instructors in their program area based on criteria including academic achievement and organizational, communication and leadership skills. 

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Welding Student Earns First Place in SkillsUSA S.D. Competition

May 2, 2018

Western Dakota Tech first-year Welding and Fabrication student Jerhett Cattin, 19, of Chadron, Neb., received first place in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLSC) competition in the Welding category. The SLSC championships, at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, SD, took place in April.

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Enjoy Science & Learning about the Environment? Register to Attend Environmental Enginnering Tech Camp

April 26, 2018

If you are a high school junior or senior who would enjoy primarily working outdoors and have an interest in protecting the environment and natural resources, a career in Environmental Engineering might be for you.

To find out more about the career field and Western Dakota Tech’s Environmental Engineering Tech program, register today to attend the FREE Environmental Engineering Tech Camp at wdt.edu/camps. The activity-rich camp will take place at Western Dakota Tech, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17. The camp is limited to 12 students, making early registration important; in addition, the goal statement on the registration form might be used to determine acceptance.

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