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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

New Business-Hospitality Program Starting Aug. 19

June 12, 2019

To help fill the high state and local need for skilled workers and managers in the hospitality industry, Western Dakota Tech is excited to announce a new Business - Hospitality program will start Aug. 19. The three semester, 11-month Hospitality diploma program will prepare students to work in this far-ranging industry.

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Find Out what WDT has to Offer at College Visit Night on June 11

May 29, 2019

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) helps students grow, develop their skills, and prepares them to enter the professional world work-ready. Within six months of graduation, 96 percent of WDT graduates are employed, continuing their education, or serving in the military!

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend the FREE upcoming College Visit Night at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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Native American Graduates Honored During Eagle Feather Ceremony

May 22, 2019

Western Dakota Tech hosted an Eagle Feather Ceremony to honor the college's Native American graduates on May 10. Students who wished to participate received blessed eagle feathers and plumes during the ceremony, which took place in the college's Event Center.

Rev. Dr. Gerald Yellowhawk, artist, author, spiritual leader, ordained minister, delivered the invocation and blessing for the graduates. Daniel Butcher, Director of the Piya-Wo'ecin Oti (New Hope/New Beginnings) homeless shelter on the Cheyenne River Reservation, was the guest speaker. Whitney Rencountre II, Rapid City's Ateyapi Program Director, speaker, singer, and performer, introduced the honoring ceremony and provided encouragement and reflection.

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Class of 2019 Outstanding Graduates Announced

May 21, 2019

This year, 23 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. 

Award winners by their states, home towns, and programs are as follows:

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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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