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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.


Donors Thanked for Contributions during Partner Appreciation Social

March 19, 2018

The Western Dakota Tech Foundation hosted the Partner Appreciation Social, in the Event Center, March 15. Sandy Diegel, President/CEO of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, provided the Partner Address. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to benefit our students and to all of those who spoke, attended the event, and provided campus tours.

View event photos on our Facebook page at

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CLOSED Friday, March 16

March 16, 2018

Due to weather conditions, Western Dakota Tech is closed today - Friday, March 16. All classes and activities are canceled. Please check the Western Dakota Tech Facebook page for additional updates. Stay safe!

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Law Enforcement & Fire Science Students Receive Invaluable Active Threat Training

March 15, 2018

International Trainers Laud Western Dakota Tech for Top-Notch Training Facility

While many college students utilize Spring Break to relax and recharge before finishing up the school year, four Law Enforcement and four Fire Science senior students participated in rigorous Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) training alongside local law enforcement and EMS professionals, at Western Dakota Tech, March 6-8.

Trainers with the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), based out of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, provided the course funded through a federal grant obtained by Pennington County Emergency Management. When Western Dakota Tech was asked if the specialized training could take place in the college’s new Public Safety Training Center, the college readily agreed asking that students also be given the opportunity to participate.

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President Bolman Reflects on Western Dakota Tech Celebrating 50 Years

March 13, 2018

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Register Now to Attend College Visit Night March 20

March 12, 2018

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

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend an upcoming College Visit Night at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Tue, March 27 | 4:00 pm
WDT's Easter Eggstravagnza
Thu, March 29 | 11:00 am
Vet's Club Chili Cook-off
Fri, March 30 | 12:00 am
Easter Break - No Classes
Fri, March 30 | 12:00 am
WDT Closed
Mon, April 2 | 9:00 am
Nursing Club Rootbeer Float Fundraiser
Tue, April 3 | 12:00 am
Faculty Development Day
Wed, April 4 | 12:00 am
No Classes - IE Workday
Fri, April 13 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Sat, April 14 | 10:00 am
Saturday College Visit Day
Mon, April 16 | 5:00 pm
Nursing Club Fundraiser

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