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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

Board of Technical Education Approves Two Degree Programs at Western Dakota Tech

May 18, 2018

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50th Commencement Celebrations Set for 2018 Western Dakota Tech Graduates

May 10, 2018

Western Dakota Tech is hosting several events this week to honor graduates during the college's 50th Anniversary. The events will include a Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony, an Eagle Feather Ceremony for Native American graduates, and Commencement. 

Events are as follows:

  • Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony - 10 a.m., Friday, May 11, Western Dakota Tech Event Center.
  • Eagle Feather Ceremony - 5 p.m., Friday, May 11, Western Dakota Tech Event Center. Speakers to include:  Rev. Dr. Gerald Yellowhawk, Jayce DeCory, and Whitney Rencountre II.
  • Commencement- 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12, Barnett Arena, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The commencement speaker is Tom Jackson, Jr., Ed.D., Black Hills State University President. The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Sheryl Kirkeby, Board Member, Rapid City Board of Education. Dan Cahoy, Entrepreneur and 2012 Business Management and Marketing graduate, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Twenty-Seven Graduates, S.D. SkillsUSA Winner Honored During Student Awards Banquet

May 8, 2018

Western Dakota Tech Outstanding Graduates and a South Dakota SkillsUSA winner were honored during a Student Awards Banquet, in the college's Event Center, Friday, May 4. The awards banquet recognizes exceptional students in a variety of capacities.
 
Twenty-seven students received the Outstanding Graduate Award for their program. Students are chosen for this award by instructors in their program area based on criteria including academic achievement and organizational, communication and leadership skills. 

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Welding Student Earns First Place in SkillsUSA S.D. Competition

May 2, 2018

Western Dakota Tech first-year Welding and Fabrication student Jerhett Cattin, 19, of Chadron, Neb., received first place in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLSC) competition in the Welding category. The SLSC championships, at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, SD, took place in April.

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Enjoy Science & Learning about the Environment? Register to Attend Environmental Enginnering Tech Camp

April 26, 2018

If you are a high school junior or senior who would enjoy primarily working outdoors and have an interest in protecting the environment and natural resources, a career in Environmental Engineering might be for you.

To find out more about the career field and Western Dakota Tech’s Environmental Engineering Tech program, register today to attend the FREE Environmental Engineering Tech Camp at wdt.edu/camps. The activity-rich camp will take place at Western Dakota Tech, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17. The camp is limited to 12 students, making early registration important; in addition, the goal statement on the registration form might be used to determine acceptance.

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