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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 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 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.


College Courses Available to High School Students for Free or at Reduced Cost

November 6, 2018

Learn about Benefits of Dual Enrollment Nov. 20

Did you know area high school students can get a jump-start on college general courses or start a specific college program for free, or at a reduced cost, at Western Dakota Tech?
To learn more, register to attend Dual Enrollment Information Night starting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Western Dakota Tech. 

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Free Transportation & Manufacturing Camp to Provide Activity-Rich Experiences for High School Students

October 29, 2018

One of the most popular activities at the recent Western Dakota Tech Career Expo was one in which high school students could try out virtual reality equipment utilized in the college's Computer-Aided Design program.

There is good news for students who could not attend the Expo, but are interested in learning more about Computer-Aided Design as well as Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Drafting and Machining Technology, Precision Machining Technology, and Welding and Fabrication.

Western Dakota Tech is hosting an activity-rich Transportation and Manufacturing Camp featuring the college programs, on campus, Wednesday, Nov. 7. The free camp will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is an excellent way for students to learn more about these careers and choose the right one for them.

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See what Western Dakota Tech has to Offer During Saturday College Visit Day

October 11, 2018

Register Now to Attend Oct. 20 Event

Western Dakota Tech helps students grow, develop their skills, and prepares them to enter the professional world work-ready.

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend an upcoming Visit Day from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 20, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Mon, November 12 | 12:00 am
Veterans Day Observed/WDT Closed
Wed, November 14 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Mon, November 19 | 9:00 am
Scrubs Camp
Mon, November 19 | 5:00 pm
Lighting of the Float Event
Tue, November 20 | 5:30 pm
Dual Enrollment Information Night
Thu, November 22 | 12:00 am
Thanksgiving Break/WDT Closed
Fri, November 30 | 9:30 am
Junior/Senior Visit Day
Wed, December 5 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Stress & Disappointment

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