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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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News

Closed February 23

February 23, 2017

Western Dakota Tech is closed today, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, due to weather conditions

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Woman Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Nurse Thanks to Build Dakota Scholarship Fund

February 10, 2017

Cara Riker’s life has been positively impacted by the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund and she couldn’t be any happier. Riker just passed the nursing board exams and became an “official nurse” on Feb. 6.

“I am so happy right now,” the Western Dakota Tech graduate said. “I always wanted to be a nurse and Build Dakota made it possible. It has been a real life-changer for me.”

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Fall Semester Perfect Attendance Ticket Drawing Winners Announced

January 31, 2017

We at Western Dakota Tech are extremely proud of our 119 students who achieved perfect attendance for the Fall Semester! Cheers to all of you for your commitment to continuing education and congratulations to these students who won Rapid City Rush tickets.

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Badlands Hall Grand Opening Set for Jan. 26

January 25, 2017

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 26, for the Grand Opening of our new Transportation Technology building, Badlands Hall! The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 850 Mickelson Dr. This 30,000 sq. ft. building is located just north of the main campus and will provide students the opportunity to train utilizing state-of-the-art industry equipment.

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Western Dakota Tech Announces Fall Dean's List

January 13, 2017

RAPID CITY, SD - Western Dakota Tech congratulates the 226 students named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

To view the list of students, their hometown, state and program, click the "More About this Story" link.

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Upcoming Events

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Tue, February 28 | 8:30 am
Future Professionals Day - Welcome to the Shark Tank
Mar
3
Fri, March 3 | 12:00 am
Midterm Grades due by 3 p.m.
Mar
6
Mon, March 6 | 12:00 am
Spring Break - No Classes
Mar
14
Tue, March 14 | 12:00 am
Mass Casualty Incident Drill
Mar
17
Fri, March 17 | 12:00 am
Midterm Advising Day
Mar
21
Tue, March 21 | 5:30 pm
Open House Tuesday

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