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Degree Programs > Health Sciences

The programs we offer represent some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries. That’s why we offer them. View the alphabetical list of all of our programs here.

Allied Health

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. 

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Allied Health

Dental Assisting

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.

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Dental Assisting

Health Information Management

The Health Information Management program can prepare you for a variety of careers in the medical office and medical coding professions.

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Health Information Management

Medical Assisting

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.

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Medical Assisting

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technicians use and maintain equipment needed for medical diagnosis and treatment and are primarily employed in a clinical setting.

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Medical Laboratory Technician

Paramedic

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. WDT can help you get there.

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Paramedic

Pharmacy Technician

Western Dakota Tech's Pharmacy Technician Program educates and trains students to work as critical members of a healthcare team. Alongside Registered Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians are critical in providing safe and effective pharmaceutical care in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, hospitals and health systems, ambulatory clinics, community pharmacies, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities, and mail-order pharmacies.

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Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant

Phlebotomy/Lab assistants collect and process blood specimens for testing in the medical laboratory.

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Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant

Practical Nursing

The mission of the Western Dakota Tech Practical Nursing Program is to educate graduates to provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care as an entry level Practical Nurse in the current healthcare environment.

This program is supported by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. Western Dakota Tech’s individual grant of $2,058,946 funds 100% of their portion of the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium project.

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Practical Nursing

Registered Nursing

The primary purpose of the Registered Nursing program is to prepare individuals for licensure, and safe nursing practice, and to teach students the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed.

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Registered Nursing

Surgical Technology

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.

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Surgical Technology

General Education EMT

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