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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

High School Students - Attend Career Expo to Find Job that Best Suits You!

September 24, 2018

Whether you are a high school student who knows what you want to do following graduation, or you are not quite sure, you should plan to attend Western Dakota Tech's eighth annual Career Expo, Thursday, Sept. 27. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Rushmore North at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 

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Purchase Tickets Now to Attend Western Dakota Tech Foundation Legacy Gala

September 17, 2018

There is a great upcoming opportunity to find out more about the Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Foundation, support the importance of technical education, and learn how you can partner with the Foundation to help make a difference for our students and our community. Plan now to attend the WDT Foundation Legacy Gala on Thursday, Oct. 25.


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Western Dakota Tech Celebrating 50th Anniversary with Week of Special Events

September 10, 2018

Western Dakota Tech is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this week with several special events on campus. This will be a fun week of reflection, looking ahead to the future, and numerous festivities.

The public is invited to join us in recognizing this milestone on Friday, Sept. 14, at an Outdoor Bash (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Concert (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) on campus. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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50th Anniversary Video - Terri Haverly - Graduate, State Senator, VP of RC Economic Development

September 5, 2018

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Electrical Trades Student Named Tradesman of the Month by Tool Box Buzz National Website

August 29, 2018

Eddie Hillmann, second-year Western Dakota Tech Electrical Trades student, was selected by the national website Tool Box Buzz as Student of the Month for July 2018.

Hillmann, originally from Denver, Colo., was featured in a story and photos on the Tool Box Buzz website on Aug. 3. Hillmann is an electrician’s apprentice, interned with Freeman’s Electric Service in Rapid City, and is a six-year U.S. Air Force veteran.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Thu, September 27 | 8:30 am
Career Expo
Oct
2
Tue, October 2 | 10:45 am
Blood Drive
Oct
3
Wed, October 3 | 10:45 am
Blood Drive
Oct
8
Mon, October 8 | 12:00 am
Native American Day/WDT Closed
Oct
8
Mon, October 8 | 4:30 pm
WDT EMS Club Annual Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction
Oct
9
Tue, October 9 | 12:00 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day/No Classes
Oct
11
Thu, October 11 | 9:00 am
Construction Awareness Day
Oct
12
Fri, October 12 | 12:00 am
Midterm Grades due by 3 p.m.
Oct
19
Fri, October 19 | 12:00 am
Midterm Advising Day
Oct
20
Sat, October 20 | 10:00 am
College Visit Day (Saturday)

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