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Career Exploration 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 FREE one-day career exploration camps allow you to explore your interests through engaging and informational activities.

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College Visit Days & Nights

We want to show you all the opportunities we are proud to offer at Western Dakota Technical College. 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 Technical College

See all that Western Dakota Technical College 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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Student Housing









Western Dakota Technical College will be offering off-campus housing for the Spring 2023 semester. The apartments are located on Mount Rushmore Road in Rapid City. To be eligible, you must be enrolled with 12 credits for the Spring 2023 semester. Applicant requests will be considered as received.

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Dual Enrollment

Our Dual Enrollment program allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in any course at Western Dakota Technical College 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 Technical College, 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 Technical Colleges’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 Technical College's 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

Plan to Attend Hands-On Financial Aid & Scholarship Session on Feb. 7

January 12, 2023

If you need money for college, plan to attend the informational and hands-on Financial Aid and Scholarship Session at Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 7. WDTC is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

This event, in the Library/Student Success Center, is free and open to everyone - not only those planning to attend WDTC. Registration is not necessary.

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WDTC Honors 34 Nursing Students During Special Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 16

December 19, 2022

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is helping fill the great need for more nurses. In honor of their WDTC Registered Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing Fall Semester 2022 program completion, 34 students received pins during a special ceremony at the college on Friday, Dec. 16.

Nine students were recognized for having completed the Registered Nursing program. An additional 25 Practical Nursing program students were honored for completing their program. Receiving pins is a traditional symbolic welcoming of nursing graduates into the nursing field.

Four students received surprise awards during the ceremony.

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Nurse Pinning Ceremony Moved to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, Start

December 15, 2022

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is changing the start time for the RN and Practical Nurse Pinning Ceremony tomorrow, Dec. 16, to a 3 p.m. start. We are hopeful the weather improves and the change in time will allow more students, guests, and employees to attend this special event. 

The Pinning Ceremony will take place in the WDTC Event Center.

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RC Campus Open & Classes Thursday; Whitewood Campus to Remain Closed

December 14, 2022

The Western Dakota Technical College Rapid City Campus will be open and there will be classes Thurs., Dec. 15. For Students with travel concerns, please contact faculty. 

The Whitewood Campus will remain closed Thursday, Dec. 15.

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Rapid City & Whitewood Campuses to Remain Closed Wed., Dec. 14

December 13, 2022

WDTC campuses in Rapid City & Whitewood will continue to be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 14, due to inclement weather. The campuses are closed for all scheduled classes, events, and activities.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Jan
26
Thu, January 26 | 10:30 am
WDTC Wellness Fair 2023 | Let's Connect!
Jan
27
Fri, January 27 | 8:00 am
HeartSaver (CPR) Class
Feb
3
Fri, February 3 | 7:30 am
4 Week Grades Due by 3:00 PM
Feb
7
Tue, February 7 | 12:00 pm
WDTC Career Fair Preparation
Feb
7
Tue, February 7 | 4:00 pm
Financial Aid & Scholarship Information Session
Feb
8
Wed, February 8 | 7:30 am
WDTC Career Fair
Feb
10
Fri, February 10 | 8:00 am
BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers
Feb
18
Sat, February 18 | 8:00 am
BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers
Feb
20
Mon, February 20 | 7:30 am
President's Day/WDT Closed
Feb
21
Tue, February 21 | 7:30 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day/No Classes
Feb
23
Thu, February 23 | 12:00 pm
Elephant in the Room with Stacey Denke
Feb
27
Mon, February 27 | 7:30 am
Class A Truck Driving
Mar
3
Fri, March 3 | 7:30 am
Midterm Grades Due by 3:00 PM
Mar
6
Mon, March 6 | 7:30 am
Spring Break/No Classes
Mar
17
Fri, March 17 | 7:30 am
Midterm Advising Day
Mar
27
Mon, March 27 | 7:30 am
Class B & Advanced A Truck Driving
Mar
30
Thu, March 30 | 12:00 pm
Career Services: Tips for Success
Mar
31
Fri, March 31 | 12:00 am
LAST DAY - Scholarship Applications! (Build Dakota & WDT Foundation Scholarships for FALL 2023)
Apr
7
Fri, April 7 | 7:30 am
Easter Break/No Classes
Apr
10
Mon, April 10 | 7:30 am
Easter Break/No Classes
Apr
11
Tue, April 11 | 7:30 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day/No Classes
Apr
17
Mon, April 17 | 7:30 am
Last Day to Withdraw with a "W"

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