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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

Western Dakota Tech Recognizing Partners for Generous Contributions

April 26, 2017

RAPID CITY, SD - Scholarship donors and partners will be recognized for their generous contributions to students and Western Dakota Tech at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in the college's new event center.

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Trans Tech Club Shines at South Dakota SkillsUSA Earning Five Medals

April 21, 2017


How does a Western Dakota Tech Transportation Technology education compare to others in the state? Excellent, if judging by the results of the Trans Tech Club's performance at the South Dakota SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference Competition at Lake Area Technical Institute, in Watertown, April 6-7.

"Our Western Dakota Tech representatives were up against the best of the best that the three other Tech schools in South Dakota could produce," said Dick Towne, Western Dakota Tech Trans Tech Club Advisor and Transportation Technology Program Director - Heavy Duty Instructor - Welding. "Our students did extremely well, earning one first-place medal, three second-place medals, and one third-place medal. Congratulations to the medal winners and thank you to all the Trans Tech Club members who competed in Skills USA."

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Register Now to Attend Western Dakota Tech April 15 Open House

April 11, 2017



Western Dakota Tech helps students grow, develop their skills, and prepare them to enter the professional world work-ready.

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend an upcoming Open House from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 15, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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New Partnership Results in Expanded Food Pantry for College Students

April 6, 2017



At Western Dakota Tech the success and well-being of our students is our top priority. As we know students sometimes lack resources and access to nutritionally adequate food to maintain healthy, active lifestyles, we have attempted to help fill the gaps with a free, mobile food pantry. 

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Western Dakota Tech Federally Recognized for Student Diversity

March 29, 2017



Western Dakota Tech's diverse student body sets it apart from other institutions of higher learning in South Dakota.


That diversity means something to the Federal government. Specifically, Western Dakota Tech's significant Native American enrollment rates have earned it a special Federal designation. Western Dakota Tech is the only college designated as a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution in the state of South Dakota.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Thu, April 27 | 5:30 pm
Scholarship Donor Appreciation Reception
May
4
Thu, May 4 | 11:00 am
Public Safety Building Grand Opening
May
10
Wed, May 10 | 8:00 am
Bookstore Buyback
May
10
Wed, May 10 | 1:00 pm
Pharmacy Technician Pinning Ceremony
May
11
Thu, May 11 | 8:00 am
Bookstore Buyback
May
11
Thu, May 11 | 3:00 pm
Final Grades due by Noon for Graduates
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 12:00 am
End of Semester
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 10:00 am
Nurse Pinning Ceremony
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 5:00 pm
Eagle Feather Ceremony
May
13
Sat, May 13 | 10:00 am
Commencement

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