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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

Western Dakota Tech is Increasing Opportunities for Nurses

October 16, 2017

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education has approved a proposal from Western Dakota Tech, Lake Area Technical Institute, and Mitchell Technical Institute to create two-year Registered Nursing programs. To learn more about what this exciting announcement means for Western Dakota Tech, click to view a story by Black Hills FOX-TV. 


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Western Dakota Tech Enrollment Increases Fall Semester 2017

October 13, 2017

As area colleges experienced a dip in enrollment this fall, Western Dakota Tech saw an increase of 1.4 percent. Western Dakota Tech's fall enrollment is 1,088 students.

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Western Dakota Tech Programs, Students Benefit from Perkins Act Grant Funds for Updates

October 2, 2017

Western Dakota Tech prides itself on providing students with relevant career training utilizing the most modern technology. The college is excited to announce it has received a Federal Perkins Act grant in the amount of $373,000 for technology and program upgrades.

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Learn about Western Dakota Tech During Informative Oyate Today Interview

September 20, 2017

Learn more about Western Dakota Tech, and President Ann Bolman, Ed.D., during this informative Oyate Today interview that recently aired on Black Hills FOX-TV. 


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Western Dakota Tech Precision Machining Technology Students to Benefit from State Grant

September 15, 2017

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Future Fund awards, on Sept. 14, of almost $865,000 for the state's four technical schools to fund equipment needs in Build Dakota-eligible programs. Western Dakota Tech is receiving $68,000 of the grant money to upgrade and enhance its Precision Machining Technology program.

To find out more, watch or read this KNBN NewsCenter1 report.

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Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Wed, October 18 | 12:15 pm
October Speaker Series - Positive and Respectful Attitudes and Approaches
Oct
20
Fri, October 20 | 12:00 am
Midterm Advising Day
Oct
20
Fri, October 20 | 8:00 am
Registration Rush
Oct
24
Tue, October 24 | 12:00 pm
WDT Feeding South Dakota Backpack Volunteer Event
Oct
27
Fri, October 27 | 9:00 am
Law & Public Safety Camp
Nov
1
Wed, November 1 | 10:30 am
Computer Science Club Marco's Pizza Fundraiser
Nov
7
Tue, November 7 | 9:00 am
Transportation & Manufacturing Camp
Nov
10
Fri, November 10 | 12:00 am
Veterans Day Observed/WDT Closed
Nov
14
Tue, November 14 | 8:45 am
Scrubs Camp
Nov
15
Wed, November 15 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"

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