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Career Explorations Camps

The programs we offer represent some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries. That's why we offer them. But that only matters if you find a program and career that speaks to you. Our one-day career exploration camps allow you to explore your interests for free.

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Visitation Days

We want to show you all the opportunities that we are proud to offer at Western Dakota Tech. Attend one of our Open House Visitation events or schedule your own private tour. Meet instructors, see the facilities, learn about admissions and financial aid. Visits are designed for anyone interested in learning more about our institution.

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Admissions Process

The Admissions process is as simple as counting to five.

  1. Submit a completed application for admissions.
  2. Send your school transcripts or GED scores. 
  3. Submit immunization certification.
  4. Take your placement assessment.
  5. Schedule your Admissions Advising Session (can be completed on campus or by phone).
  6. Once you receive your acceptance letter, register for classes.

Click below for more detail. Call (605) 718-2565 or email admissions@wdt.edu with any questions.

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Testing Information

We want you to have all the resources and support you need for success, starting with the correct classes. All new students are required to complete a placement assessment during the Admissions process. The results of the assessment ensure you are placed in classes that meet your skill level so you have the best opportunity to achieve your goals.
  • All students take the ACCUPLACER test
  • Students in Practical Nursing take the TEAS test
  • Students in Surgical Technology take the TEAS test
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Dual Enrollment

Our Dual Enrollment program allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in any course at Western Dakota Tech at a reduced tuition rate (FREE for RCAS students).

  • Earn high school and college credit at the same time
  • Save money on transferable general courses
  • Get ahead on your degree program
  • Gain college-level experience
  • Explore potential career fields
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Student Life

Success means something different to everyone. For us, it means watching our students grow and develop their skills. But growth doesn’t only happen in the classroom. So we ensure plenty of opportunities for networking with a wide variety of clubs and organizations.

At Western Dakota Tech, we support each other, challenge each other, work alongside each other, and find new ways to have fun every day.

 

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ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT/CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that the college’s Annual Security Report which includes crime statistics be made available to prospective employees and prospective students upon request. Western Dakota Tech’s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported Clery crimes that occurred on campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety and security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault prevention and response, timely warnings, emergency response, and other matters. You may obtain this information through the Western Dakota Tech website at https://www.wdt.edu/assets/docs/uploads/consumer-information/securityreport.pdf. A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success, Western Dakota 800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703 or by calling (605) 718-2931.

News

Be Fast! Computer-Aided Drafting Program Hosts 3D Printed Car Race

December 13, 2017

Excitement was in the air as the third Annual Western Dakota Tech Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) 3D Printed Car Race took place in the Event Center on Dec. 12. The CAD students created amazing vehicles they raced on a new 80-foot long track which proved to be a true test of endurance and top end speed.

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The Insufficient Degree Video - Skills are a Key to a Self-Sufficient Future

November 30, 2017



This video is worth watching. It presents interesting information about skills being a key to a "self-sufficient future".

"Employers simply can’t find applicants with the necessary skills required in today’s workplace. A degree is one important milestone, but insufficient all on its own. This informative animation video was produced by Dr. Kevin Fleming (http://www.TelosES.com) with the support and funding of the California Far North Region's CTE Pathways Project (SB 1070)."

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Want to Earn College Credits in High School? Attend Dual Enrollment Information Night Dec. 13

November 27, 2017

Did you know area high school students can get a jump-start on college general courses or start a specific college program for free, or at a reduced cost, at Western Dakota Tech?

To learn more, register to attend Dual Enrollment Information Night starting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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WDT Climbs in Student Satisfaction

November 20, 2017

Rapid City Journal
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

By Mark Andersen

A national survey of community colleges confirmed an abysmal level of student satisfaction at Western Dakota Tech.

“Students felt like they were getting the runaround,” said Debbie Toms, WDT student success director.

In 2012, WDT placed in the eighth percentile among peers on a question of student satisfaction with academic services on the National Community College Benchmark Project survey, meaning 92 percent of schools did better. Only a willful disregard for student concerns could have guaranteed anything worse.

Something had to give, said Jill Elder, WDT admissions and financial aid director.

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Debbie Toms, Student Success Director, left, and Jill Elder, Admissions and Financial Aid Director, right, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., where they were invited to present "Student Satisfaction with Service Excellence" at the Convening of Minority Serving Community Colleges.

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Western Dakota Tech in D.C.

November 14, 2017

Western Dakota Tech was selected to present at the Minority Serving Community Colleges: Celebrating Student Success convening, being held today and tomorrow in Washington, DC.

“It’s an honor for Western Dakota Tech to present at this event and I’m proud of the work we’ve done to help students succeed,” Dr. Ann Bolman, President of Western Dakota Tech, said. “We have some exciting initiatives to share.”

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