To gain acceptance into the WDT Surgical Technology program, applicants must:
1. Complete WDTC Application online at www.wdt.edu
2. Submit High School transcript or GED scores.
3. Submit Immunization Records verifying two doses of MMR vaccinations.
4. Submit official college transcripts if you have previously attended a post-secondary institution.
5. Schedule an Admissions Advising Session (can be completed on campus or by phone).
6. Complete the ACCUPLACER test ($15.00 fee). Call 605-718-2565 to schedule an appointment.
The ACCUPLACER test will be waived if you have an ACT sub-score of 18 or better in English, Math, and Reading. To waive the ACCUPLACER with SAT scores a student will need a 500 on the MATH subsection of ACT and a composite of 970 to waive Writing and Reading. To place into MATH 114 a student will need a 520 on the MATH subsection.
7. Test of Essential Academic Skills for Allied Health (TEAS for AH), $70.00 fee. (Individual total score – 60 minimum) call 605-718-2565 to schedule an appointment.
You can take the TEAS a maximum of 3 times, with a 1 week waiting period between re-tests ($70.00 testing fee each time).
The TEAS-V evaluates four areas that are essential for academic success, they include:
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To continue into Surgical Technology clinical, students must provide the following:
1. Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification*
2. Immunization records (Hepatitis B Series, TB Test, MMR, Polio, DPT, Varicella (Chicken Pox), COVID-19, annual Flu Shot)*
Depending on clinical site, students may have to provide the following:
1. Background check *
2. Complete a drug test*
3. Provide a copy of liability insurance*
*Students are responsible for additional costs.
The program director will assist students with any clinical or internship site requirements.
Note: If you are or have been convicted, pleaded guilty or no contest to, or received a suspended imposition of sentence for a felony or certain misdemeanors, you are advised that you may not be able to complete all course requirements for your chosen program, you may be prevented from taking required certification/licensure examinations in your chosen program field, and you may be prevented from gaining employment in your program field.
Students that sit out for a spring or fall semester or longer, will return under a new Catalog and may be required to repeat courses or successfully complete new or revised skills or competency assessments. Before readmittance, the program may need to determine if a student is eligible to continue in technical courses. Program sequencing and cohort size may prevent enrollment in technical courses.
Clinicals, practicums, and internships may include, but are not limited to differential shifts (evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays) to meet industry expectations. Clinicals may occur during summer semester depending on program enrollments. This may require travel outside the Rapid City Area.
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