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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 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 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.


Reducing Barriers to Obtaining Higher Education is Focus of College Visit Night March 19

March 18, 2019

If you face barriers that keep you from achieving your higher education goals you will want to register to attend a special College Visit Night at Western Dakota Tech on Tuesday, March 19. This event will start at 5:30 p.m.and go to 7 p.m.; greeters will welcome attendees inside the main entrance.

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Event Rescheduled - FREE Financial Aid Assistance Event on March 21

March 15, 2019

Western Dakota Tech is hosting a FREE Financial Aid Assistance Event, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21. Attendees will be greeted in the college Main Entrance.

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Campus Closed Thursday, March 14, Financial Aid Event Rescheduled

March 13, 2019

WDT will be closed again tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, due to inclement weather. The campus will be closed for all scheduled classes, events, and activities. No staff or faculty will be available on campus.

The Financial Aid Assistance Event has been cancelled as part of this closure. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 21.

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Campus Closed Wednesday, March 13

March 12, 2019

WDT is closed Wednesday, March 13, due to expected inclement weather. The campus will be closed for all scheduled classes, events, and activities. No staff or faculty will be available on campus.

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Free Financial Aid Event at Western Dakota Tech on March 14

March 7, 2019

Western Dakota Tech is hosting a FREE Financial Aid Assistance Event, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14. Attendees will be greeted in the college Main Entrance. 

Financial Aid representatives will help all attendees complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), regardless of where they plan to attend college. If wanting to complete the FAFSA, remember to bring your 2017 tax return and W2 information for parents and students.

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Upcoming Events

Tue, March 19 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Job Hunting & Rocking Your Interview
Tue, March 19 | 5:30 pm
College Visit Night (Tuesday)
Wed, March 20 | 12:00 pm
Build Dakota Meeting - Lead Instructors
Thu, March 21 | 9:00 am
Computer Science Camp
Thu, March 21 | 5:30 pm
Free Financial Aid Assistance Event
Thu, March 28 | 8:00 am
Board of Technical Education Meeting
Tue, April 9 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Sat, April 13 | 10:00 am
College Visit Day (Saturday)
Wed, April 17 | 9:00 am
Scrubs Camp

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