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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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CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that crime statistics for colleges and universities be made available to prospective students upon request. Western Dakota Tech’s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported 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 security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain this information for by accessing the Western Dakota Tech website at https://www.wdt.edu/about/student-consumer-information. A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement, Western Dakota 800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57702 or by calling (605) 718-2436.

News

Western Dakota Tech Recognizing Partners for Generous Contributions

April 26, 2017

RAPID CITY, SD - Scholarship donors and partners will be recognized for their generous contributions to students and Western Dakota Tech at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in the college's new event center.

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Trans Tech Club Shines at South Dakota SkillsUSA Earning Five Medals

April 21, 2017


How does a Western Dakota Tech Transportation Technology education compare to others in the state? Excellent, if judging by the results of the Trans Tech Club's performance at the South Dakota SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference Competition at Lake Area Technical Institute, in Watertown, April 6-7.

"Our Western Dakota Tech representatives were up against the best of the best that the three other Tech schools in South Dakota could produce," said Dick Towne, Western Dakota Tech Trans Tech Club Advisor and Transportation Technology Program Director - Heavy Duty Instructor - Welding. "Our students did extremely well, earning one first-place medal, three second-place medals, and one third-place medal. Congratulations to the medal winners and thank you to all the Trans Tech Club members who competed in Skills USA."

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Register Now to Attend Western Dakota Tech April 15 Open House

April 11, 2017



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 Open House from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 15, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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New Partnership Results in Expanded Food Pantry for College Students

April 6, 2017



At Western Dakota Tech the success and well-being of our students is our top priority. As we know students sometimes lack resources and access to nutritionally adequate food to maintain healthy, active lifestyles, we have attempted to help fill the gaps with a free, mobile food pantry. 

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Western Dakota Tech Federally Recognized for Student Diversity

March 29, 2017



Western Dakota Tech's diverse student body sets it apart from other institutions of higher learning in South Dakota.


That diversity means something to the Federal government. Specifically, Western Dakota Tech's significant Native American enrollment rates have earned it a special Federal designation. Western Dakota Tech is the only college designated as a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution in the state of South Dakota.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Thu, April 27 | 5:30 pm
Scholarship Donor Appreciation Reception
May
4
Thu, May 4 | 11:00 am
Public Safety Building Grand Opening
May
10
Wed, May 10 | 8:00 am
Bookstore Buyback
May
10
Wed, May 10 | 1:00 pm
Pharmacy Technician Pinning Ceremony
May
11
Thu, May 11 | 8:00 am
Bookstore Buyback
May
11
Thu, May 11 | 3:00 pm
Final Grades due by Noon for Graduates
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 12:00 am
End of Semester
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 10:00 am
Nurse Pinning Ceremony
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 5:00 pm
Eagle Feather Ceremony
May
13
Sat, May 13 | 10:00 am
Commencement

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