Degree Programs > Associates of Applied Science
The Accounting program is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that can prepare you for entry-level positions in an accounting-related career by providing you the technical and other skills you need to be successful.
The Allied Health Associate of Applied Science degree provides students an enhancement of health care and general education competencies and may allow for future educational and workplace advancement.
Architectural and Engineering Technology
The Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science degree will provide education in most types of land transportation vehicles.
Business & Technology
The Computer Science program strikes a balance between theory and application. You will learn about real-life networking environments so you can be immediately productive when you graduate. You will enter the job market ready and prepared to take on a wide variety of information technology roles.
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Western Dakota Technical College offers a Criminal Justice program and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis program. Our program will give you the skills and experiences you need to be successful in a wide variety of career fields. Since both are two-year Associate of Applied Science programs, you will be in the workforce quickly, ready to make our communities better.
The Diesel Technology associate of applied science degree will provide education in most types of land transportation vehicles and construction equipment to include trucks, tractors, construction equipment, and mining equipment.
Diesel Technology â€“ Industrial Maintenance
Drafting and Machining Technology
Drafting and Machining Technology is a four-semester, two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program designed to prepare students for the growing number of jobs in these fields.
It’s the perfect choice for someone who wants to understand the entire process of how mechanical parts are designed, drawn, and created. The program also gives students skills in other areas of drafting so they will be ready for a wide variety of jobs when they graduate.
Environmental Engineering Technician - Controlled Environment Agriculture
The Environmental Engineering Technician - Controlled Environment Agriculture program is designed to prepare students for work in the exciting and growing field of controlled environment agriculture. Successful completion of this Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students to become greenhouse professionals with skills that can be applied to home, farm, or commercial-scale operations. With the expanded interest in farm-to-table, there are increased opportunities to apply the skills learned in this program in a variety of settings.
In this program, you will practice technical skills under the guidance of instructors who are true experts. The result? You graduate with abilities and knowledge that set you apart. If you are ready to prepare for an interesting and challenging career in a growing field, we are ready to help you acquire the skills and experience you need.
Environmental Engineering Tech
The Environmental Engineering Technician (EET) Program at WDT prepares students for technical careers in the environmental engineering field by utilizing the most current environmental principles, theories, and technology for the sustainable use and responsible management of Earth’s resources.
Health Information Management
The Health Information Management program can prepare you for a variety of careers in the medical office and medical coding professions.
HVAC & Refrigeration Technology
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) field is growing quickly. Demand for workers is high because there are not enough skilled technicians to fill all the available positions.
Our HVAC/R program will give you the appropriate mix of soft skills, theory, hands-on experience. We put classroom theory into practice in the lab with simulations and real-life scenarios to give you the skill necessary to be successful in the HVAC/R industry. We use a variety of modern HVAC/R equipment, trainers, simulation software, measuring instruments, and tools. Our program is designed to give you the core competencies employers are looking for. These include troubleshooting, problem-solving, customer service, and professional skills in addition to technical HVAC/R skills. Graduates of our program enter the HVAC/R industry as quality, well-trained entry-level HVAC/R technicians.
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis
The mission of the Law Enforcement Technology program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as an entry-level law enforcement officer, as assessed through student competency evaluations and
A high demand for meat processors in this region has resulted in an innovative partnership between Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) and Wall Meats to offer the Meat Processing program. Classroom instruction is on the WDT campus with hands-on meat processing and retail methods skills taught at the Wall Meats Processing Rapid City location. Meat Processing Associate of Applied Science degree and Diploma options are available. This program prepares students with the necessary skills to be successful in the consumable livestock and animal products industry. We aim to provide students a solid foundation in the knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to be effective and highly successful meat processors.
The Medical Assisting program prepares students for a variety of careers in the medical profession. A Medical Assistant is a professional, multi-skilled person who assists in all aspects of medical care and is primarily employed in a medical office setting. Medical Assistants help physicians with patient care management. They also execute administrative and clinical procedures and perform managerial functions.
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Laboratory Technicians use and maintain equipment needed for medical diagnosis and treatment and are primarily employed in a clinical setting.
People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of paramedics. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds all require immediate medical attention. Paramedics provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility. It’s an important and worthwhile career. WDTC can help you get there.
The mission of the Surgical Technology program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to become successful, valuable, and effective surgical technologists in the communities that they serve.
Welding and Fabrication
The Welding and Fabrication program prepares students for a career in the welding and fabrication fields. The combination of classroom theory, hands-on welding and fabrication skills training, and practical application in labs allows the student to attain skills for entry-level employment.