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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

Western Dakota Tech Named to 'Great Colleges to Work For' Honor Roll by The Chronicle of Higher Education

July 18, 2018

Three years ago, Western Dakota Tech set out to create the best workplace possible and earn acknowledgement as a Chronicle of Higher Education “Great Colleges to Work For” by 2021. Years ahead of its goal, this week Western Dakota Tech has been recognized as a 2018 Great College to Work For, received honors in five categories, and was named to The Chronicles’ even more prestigious Honor Roll.

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Western Dakota Tech, UNO Offering 100% Online Library Science Degrees

July 16, 2018

Register Now to Attend Meet, Greet, Lean Information Session Aug. 13

Would you like to work in a library, but have no training or experience? Or, do you work in a library and want to further your education? There is a free upcoming opportunity to learn about online learning options that can support a higher education path toward a Master of Library Science degree.

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50th Anniversary Video - Bryan Mitchell - Graduate, Program Director

July 12, 2018

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243 Students Named to Spring 2018 Dean's List

July 10, 2018

Western Dakota Tech congratulates the 243 students named to the Spring 2018 Dean's List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The Dean's List begins with South Dakota students followed by additional states.

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Electrical Trades Students Take First Place at Community College Innovation Challenge

July 6, 2018

Congratulations to our Electrical Trades students who won first place at the National Science Foundation competition! The  Community College Innovation Challenge is aimed to utilize community college student’s knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math to find solutions to real-world problems. Our students created a project that helps solve hunger by cultivating plants and fish through electrical automation.


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