To gain acceptance into the WDT Surgical Technology program, applicants must:
1. Complete WDT Application online.
2. Provide an official copy of a High School transcript or GED scores. If you graduated from an international high school, you must submit your transcript to Educational Credential Evaluators to determine U.S. equivalence. Additionally, an official transcript must be submitted if you have attended other post-secondary institutions or universities.
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. Complete the ACCUPLACER test ($15.00 fee).
(The ACCUPLACER test will be waived if you have an ACT sub-score of 18 or better in English, Math, and Reading, or a SAT sub-score of at least 440 in Verbal and Math. The scores must be within the last five years.)
6. Schedule an Admissions Advising Session (can be completed on campus or by phone)
7. Test of Essential Academic Skills V for Allied Health (TEAS V for AH), $70.00 fee. (Individual total score – 60 minimum)
You can take the TEAS-V 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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The ACCUPLACER and TEAS-V test are offered Monday – Friday at 8:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
Please call 605-718-2565 to make an appointment.
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) 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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