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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

Bring Your Talents to Life - Apply Today to Start College Aug. 21

August 3, 2017

Are you ready to prepare for a career in a well-paying, high demand profession? Whether you are attending high school, are a recent high school graduate, or looking to start a new career, Western Dakota Tech is here to help you on your path to success.
 
"Western Dakota Tech offers more than 30 programs in some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries," said Admissions Coordinator Wanda Roe.  "At our college, we make Admissions easy and have a staff readily available to answer questions. We are also happy to provide campus tours on request." 

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Freshman Paramedic Students Demonstrate Skills During Cardiac Arrest Simulation

July 21, 2017

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Western Dakota Tech Hosting Inaugural S.D. Board of Technical Education Meeting July 17-18

July 17, 2017

History will be made at Western Dakota Tech when the college hosts the first official South Dakota Board of Technical Education Meeting July 17-18.

A discussion of technical education priorities and issues will take place with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard at 3 p.m., in the Event Center, Monday, July 17. 

On Tuesday, July 18, the official Technical Education Board meeting will begin at 8 a.m., with a call to order, in the Event Center. The Board will tour Western Dakota Tech at about 1:30 p.m.

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Plan Now to Attend Dual Enrollment Information Night July 19

July 6, 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, attend Dual Enrollment Information Night at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at Western Dakota Tech.

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Western Dakota Tech Launching New Plumbing Technology Program

June 15, 2017

Western Dakota Tech is excited to announce a new Plumbing Technology program that will prepare students for good-paying, high-demand jobs while offering the benefits and experience of hands-on learning.

The college will begin offering a Plumbing Technology nine-month certificate, and 12-month diploma, in the Fall 2017 semester. Construction of a state-of-the-art plumbing lab will soon begin in the main campus building. 

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