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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

Fifty-First Commencement Celebrations Set for 2019 WDT Graduates

May 8, 2019

Western Dakota Tech is hosting several events this week to honor graduates during the college's 51st anniversary. The events will include a Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony, an Eagle Feather Ceremony for Native American graduates, and Commencement.

Event details are as follows:

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Western Dakota Tech Students Shine at SkillsUSA South Dakota

May 6, 2019

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) students learn the skills they need to be successful in their future careers. The quality education they receive at the college was in full display as they took home several awards at the recent 2019 SkillsUSA South Dakota competition in Sioux Falls.

WDT students from Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, and Welding and Fabrication programs competed in the event at Southeast Tech on April 15.

Group photo cutline:  Western Dakota Tech Welding and Fabrication students who placed at SkillsUSA S.D., with Advisor/Instructor Troy Barry, include, L-R: Jerhett Cattin, Wyatt Davidson, Michael Collins, Instructor T. Barry, Riley Pitman, and Faith Powers.

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Learn Benefits of Dual Enrollment at DE Information Night Tuesday, April 30

April 29, 2019

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., Tuesday, April 30, at Western Dakota Tech.

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WDT's ATTUNED Project Receives Rapid City's Sustainability Award

April 17, 2019

Western Dakota Tech's Project ATTUNED received the Rapid City Sustainability Award for April at the City Council meeting Monday, April 15. 

Sherry Thurston of the Sustainability Committee presented the award to Kelsey Murray, Ph.D., Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Environmental Engineering Technology Program Director, and Brian Mitchell, WDT Electrical Trades Program Director. A couple of student graduates who worked on the college's original Aquaponics project and a current EET student were present for the special event.

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Classes Cancelled, Late Campus Opening for Friday, April 12

April 11, 2019

Western Dakota Tech classes are cancelled for Friday, April 12. Campus will open at 9 a.m. for faculty/staff, other scheduled events, & activities. 

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Upcoming Events

May
22
Wed, May 22 | 9:00 am
New Summer Student Open House
May
27
Mon, May 27 | 12:00 am
Memorial Day/WDT Closed
May
28
Tue, May 28 | 12:00 am
Classes Begin (Sessions 1 and 2)
May
29
Wed, May 29 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Add (Sessions 1 and 2)
Jun
3
Mon, June 3 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Drop (Sessions 1 and 2)
Jun
11
Tue, June 11 | 5:30 pm
College Visit Night (Tuesday)

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