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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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College Visit & Dual Enrollment Information Days & Nights

We want to show you all the opportunities we are proud to offer at Western Dakota Tech. Attend one of our Open House Visitation and Dual Enrollment Information 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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Tour Western Dakota Tech

See all that Western Dakota Tech has to offer by scheduling an individual or group tour today!  For more information, call Admissions at (605) 718-2565, (800) 544-8765, or email Admissions@wdt.edu

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Admissions Process

The Admissions process is as simple as counting to six.

    1. Submit a completed application for admissions.
    2. Schedule to take the ACCUPLACER test. ACCUPLACER is a placement exam over math, English, and reading. There is a $15 testing fee. The ACCUPLACER test will be waived if you have an ACT sub-score of 18 or better in English, Math, and Reading, or an SAT sub-score of at least 440 in Writing and Math. The scores must be within the past five years.
    3. Schedule your Admissions Advising Session. Sessions can be completed on campus or by phone.
    4. Provide an official copy of a High School transcript or GED scores. If you graduated from an international high school, you must submit your transcript to Educational Credential Evaluators to determine U.S. equivalence. Additionally, an official transcript must be submitted if you have attended other post-secondary institutions or universities.
    5. Submit certification from a licensed physical physician that you have received or are in the process of receiving the required two doses of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). (This is required for all on-campus students.)
    6. Once you receive your acceptance letter, schedule a time to 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

'Planting the Pond' Project Benefiting East Middle School & Western Dakota Tech Students

March 22, 2021

An innovative project called "Planting the Pond" by Western Dakota Tech (WDT) faculty members Kelsey Murray, Ph.D., and Bryan Mitchell, is teaching sustainability and conservation to East Middle School students in Rapid City and might even put them on the track to pursuing higher education and careers in related fields.

The same project has involved WDT students in many programs and is also benefiting them as they put what they learn in the classroom into action.

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NOTICE: CODA VISIT

March 18, 2021

CODA 2021 Visit to Western Dakota Tech

The Dental Assisting Program at Western Dakota Technical College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by a team representing the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

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Two WDT Faculty Selected National Technical Teacher of the Year Award Finalists

March 15, 2021

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) is excited to announce that its nominees for the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Outstanding Technical Teacher of the Year Award are both finalists for the honor!

Ethan Burk, left, Automotive Technology Program Co-Director and Instructor, and Mandy Hertel, right, Social Science Program Director and Instructor, were nominated by their peers to represent WDT in the award category for the honor.

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Classes Cancelled Monday, March 15

March 14, 2021

Classes are canceled, 03/15/21, due to inclement weather. Campus will remain open for faculty/staff, scheduled events and activities.

Employees should check with their supervisors regarding remote work options.

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Register to Participate in Western Dakota Tech’s Outdoor Cleanup Day March 27

March 8, 2021

The community is invited to join Western Dakota Tech (WDT) employees and students in the college's Outdoor Cleanup Day, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, March 27.

Volunteers will spruce up campus by picking up blown-in trash, cleaning the natural drainage area behind the main building, pruning bushes, and preparing areas for flower planting.

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