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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

Apply for Spring Semester Dual Enrollment Courses Today

November 7, 2019

Earn Credit for High School & College

Dual Enrollment offers significant benefits for high school juniors and seniors and is something to consider now as Western Dakota Tech is accepting registration for Spring Semester Dual Enrollment courses. RCAS students who enroll by Dec. 13 qualify for the free textbook program!

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Still Time to Register for Engineering & Manufacturing Camp

October 28, 2019

Many good paying job opportunities exist locally and nationally in engineering and manufacturing. 

High school juniors and seniors can find out more about these careers by attending the FREE Engineering and Manufacturing Camp at Western Dakota Tech (WDT), from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7. Space is limited for this camp, so register today at wdt.edu/camps.

Those who attend this camp will be able to participate in activities, and talk to instructors and current students, in the following WDT programs:  Computer-Aided Design, Drafting and Machining Technology, Precision Machining Technology, and Welding and Fabrication.

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FREE Financial Aid Assistance Event Set for Saturday, Oct. 26

October 17, 2019

If you need money for college, you will want to attend Western Dakota Tech's Free Financial Aid Assistance Event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. (Enter main college entrance.) 

College representatives will be available to provide financial aid guidance, help you complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) regardless of where you plan to go to college, and assist with scholarship applications.

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Construction Camp Postponed

October 8, 2019

Due to inclement weather being forecast for this Thursday, Oct. 10, the Western Dakota Tech Construction Day Awareness camp has been postponed. Please watch for information regarding a new date.

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WDT Experiences Largest Technical College Enrollment Increases in South Dakota

September 30, 2019

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education announced via news release today, Sept. 30, that of the state's four technical colleges, Western Dakota Tech (WDT) has had the largest growth in headcount and full-time equivalent students fall semester 2019. WDT is now the state's third largest technical college. This is exciting news for WDT.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
21
Thu, November 21 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Workplace Etiquette for the Healthcare Professional
Nov
22
Fri, November 22 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Workplace Etiquette for the Office Professional
Nov
28
Thu, November 28 | 8:00 am
Thanksgiving Break/WDT Closed
Dec
13
Fri, December 13 | 8:00 am
End of Semester/Final Grades due by 3:00 p.m.
Dec
16
Mon, December 16 | 8:00 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day
Dec
16
Mon, December 16 | 8:00 am
Semester Break

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