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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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College Visit & Dual Enrollment Information Days & Nights

We want to show you all the opportunities we are proud to offer at Western Dakota Tech. Attend one of our Open House Visitation and Dual Enrollment Information 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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Tour Western Dakota Tech

See all that Western Dakota Tech has to offer by scheduling an individual or group tour today!  For more information, call Admissions at (605) 718-2565, (800) 544-8765, or email Admissions@wdt.edu

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Admissions Process

The Admissions process is as simple as counting to six.

  1. Submit a completed application for admissions
  2. Send your school transcripts or GED scores. If you graduated from an international high school, you must submit your transcript to Educational Credential Evaluators to determine U.S. equivalence. Additionally, an official transcript must be submitted if you have attended other post secondary institutions or universities.
  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

WDT Approved to Form S.D.'s First Technical College Local Education Agency

May 22, 2020

New Board to Include Trustees from Outside Rapid City 

A decision by the South Dakota Board of Technical Education (BoTE) will be monumental in the future course of Western Dakota Tech (WDT). By unanimous vote, following a special hearing, the board approved the college’s petition to become the first Local Education Agency in S.D. on May 21.

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Qualifying WDT Students to Receive CARES Act Emergency Relief Funds

May 13, 2020

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) has launched the WDT Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), an emergency aid program for students who might be experiencing difficulties with expenses related to COVID-19 campus disruptions.

There are 602 qualifying WDT students, at this time, who will be mailed a $650 emergency check Friday, May 15, according to Jill Elder, WDT Admissions and Financial Aid Director.

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Western Dakota Tech & Other State Technical Colleges Plan for On-Campus Courses in Fall

May 8, 2020

South Dakota’s four technical colleges plan to resume on-campus operations this fall, with face-to-face teaching and learning at institutions across the state. The colleges will continue to focus on providing high-quality online instruction to complete the spring and summer semesters.

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Register Now for Virtual College Visit Night on Wed., May 6

May 5, 2020

Participants Can 'Meet' with Faculty & Admissions Representatives

High school students considering furthering their education with Western Dakota Tech are invited to attend a Virtual College Visit Night, starting at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6.

During this live video event, students and parents can ask questions about Western Dakota Tech. They can also speak with faculty members and representatives from Admissions.

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Masks for Rapid City Seeking Volunteers to Make 60,000 Facemasks

April 23, 2020

Forms to Request Mask-Making Kits, Order Completed Masks Available

Rapid City healthcare workers and immunocompromised individuals are in great need of facemasks during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Masks for Rapid City is seeking volunteers to make 60,000 masks to help protect them.

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) was asked to lead the Rapid City mask-making and distribution effort and formed Masks for Rapid City.


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