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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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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 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.


Western Dakota Tech Launching New Plumbing Technology Program

June 15, 2017

Western Dakota Tech is excited to announce a new Plumbing Technology program that will prepare students for good-paying, high-demand jobs while offering the benefits and experience of hands-on learning.

The college will begin offering a Plumbing Technology nine-month certificate, and 12-month diploma, in the Fall 2017 semester. Construction of a state-of-the-art plumbing lab will soon begin in the main campus building. 

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Spring Dean's List Announced

June 8, 2017

Western Dakota Tech congratulates the 239 students named to the Spring 2017 Dean's List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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Register Now to Attend Western Dakota Tech's June 13 Campus Visit Day

June 1, 2017

Western Dakota Tech is committed to helping students grow, develop their skills, and enter the professional world work-ready.

To learn more about what Western Dakota Tech has to offer, plan to attend a college Visit and Information Day, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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Professional Truck Driving Students Graduate from Western Dakota Tech

May 31, 2017

Six students graduated from Western Dakota Tech's Professional Truck Driving Program on May 17.

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Western Dakota Tech Announces Graduates

May 30, 2017

The following students graduated from Western Dakota Tech following Spring Semester 2017.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Tue, June 27 | 2:00 pm
Review of new Refund Policy
Wed, June 28 | 11:30 am
Bookstore Closed for Inventory
Mon, July 3 | 12:00 am
4th of July Holiday - No Classes
Tue, July 4 | 12:00 am
4th of July Holiday - WDT Closed
Wed, July 12 | 12:00 am
Session 1/Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Wed, July 19 | 5:30 pm
Dual Enrollment Information Night
Tue, July 25 | 12:00 am
Session 2/Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Wed, July 26 | 12:00 am
Session 1 Ends

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