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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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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

Apply for Spring Semester Dual Enrollment Courses Today

November 7, 2019

Earn Credit for High School & College

Dual Enrollment offers significant benefits for high school juniors and seniors and is something to consider now as Western Dakota Tech is accepting registration for Spring Semester Dual Enrollment courses. RCAS students who enroll by Dec. 13 qualify for the free textbook program!

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Still Time to Register for Engineering & Manufacturing Camp

October 28, 2019

Many good paying job opportunities exist locally and nationally in engineering and manufacturing. 

High school juniors and seniors can find out more about these careers by attending the FREE Engineering and Manufacturing Camp at Western Dakota Tech (WDT), from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7. Space is limited for this camp, so register today at wdt.edu/camps.

Those who attend this camp will be able to participate in activities, and talk to instructors and current students, in the following WDT programs:  Computer-Aided Design, Drafting and Machining Technology, Precision Machining Technology, and Welding and Fabrication.

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FREE Financial Aid Assistance Event Set for Saturday, Oct. 26

October 17, 2019

If you need money for college, you will want to attend Western Dakota Tech's Free Financial Aid Assistance Event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. (Enter main college entrance.) 

College representatives will be available to provide financial aid guidance, help you complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) regardless of where you plan to go to college, and assist with scholarship applications.

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Construction Camp Postponed

October 8, 2019

Due to inclement weather being forecast for this Thursday, Oct. 10, the Western Dakota Tech Construction Day Awareness camp has been postponed. Please watch for information regarding a new date.

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WDT Experiences Largest Technical College Enrollment Increases in South Dakota

September 30, 2019

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education announced via news release today, Sept. 30, that of the state's four technical colleges, Western Dakota Tech (WDT) has had the largest growth in headcount and full-time equivalent students fall semester 2019. WDT is now the state's third largest technical college. This is exciting news for WDT.

Click below to read the news release.

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