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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 Named 'Great College to Work For' for Second Consecutive Year

September 16, 2019

Western Dakota Tech is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program. This honor puts the South Dakota college in elite company.

Not only has Western Dakota Tech been named a Great College to Work For, it has also made the esteemed Honor Roll – both for the second consecutive year! Western Dakota Tech is one of four total, 2-year institutions in the small colleges category to be named to the Honor Roll.

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High School Students - Explore Future Careers at Career Expo Sept. 26

September 13, 2019

Whether you are a high school student who knows what you want to do following graduation, or you are not quite sure, plan to attend Western Dakota Tech's ninth annual Career Expo, Thursday, Sept. 26. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Rushmore North at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; registration is not required. 

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High School Students Invited to Participate In Mechanical Expo

September 6, 2019

High school students interested in a career in the automotive and/or diesel industry will want to attend the college’s Mechanical Expo, in the Western Dakota Badlands Hall building, on Wednesday, Sept. 11. There will be two open periods for high school students to visit: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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West River Collaboration Selected for Third Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in S.D.

September 3, 2019

WDT First Fiscal Sponsor, Dr. Bolman Board of Directors President

The South Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program Office is pleased to announce the location of the third Center office to serve our state. The successful proposal was awarded to a collaborative response submitted by over fifteen West River organizations in response to a Request for Proposal issued by the AHEC Program Office.

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Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

August 13, 2019

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Western Dakota Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, services, enrollment practices, or in any aspect of their operation. This notice meets the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and/or laws:

Debbie Toms, Title IX Coordinator
800 Mickelson Drive, Rapid City, SD, 57703
605-718-2958
Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu

Western Dakota Tech is an open-admissions institution offering career-focused diploma, certificate, and associate of applied science programs in a variety of fields. Please view our programs for more information.


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Upcoming Events

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Tue, September 17 | 7:00 am
Constitution Day
Sep
17
Tue, September 17 | 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn-Time Management
Sep
18
Wed, September 18 | 12:00 pm
Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting
Sep
18
Wed, September 18 | 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn-Time Managment
Sep
24
Tue, September 24 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Realistic Goal Setting & Schedule Management
Sep
25
Wed, September 25 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Realistic Goal Setting & Schedule Management
Sep
26
Thu, September 26 | 8:00 am
Career Expo
Oct
11
Fri, October 11 | 8:00 am
Midterm Grades due by 3:00 p.m.
Oct
14
Mon, October 14 | 8:00 am
Native American Day/WDT Closed
Oct
15
Tue, October 15 | 8:00 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day

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