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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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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 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

See what WDTC Has to Offer at College Visit Night on Tues., July 5

June 22, 2022

When deciding where to attend college, one of the most important steps you can take is visiting campus. Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is hosting a College Visit Night so the public can see and hear what WDTC is all about, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 5. Register to attend this free event at wdt.edu/Visit.

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Western Dakota Technical College Announces 54th Commencement Graduates

June 21, 2022

The following students graduated from Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) following Spring Semester 2022.

Graduates and their programs are listed by state and city beginning with South Dakota.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Belle Fourche - Seth Dahlvang, Electrical Trades; Haile DuBry, Registered Nursing; Brad Huffman, Bookkeeping; Nadine Mart, Surgical Technology; Raegan Mullen, Entrepreneurship; Tiera Nikodym, Bookkeeping; Christopher Reeves, Automotive Technology; Justin Stender, Computer Science – Information Technology Specialist; and Minda Warns-Bartelt, Practical Nursing.

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Full-Ride Build Dakota Scholarships Awarded to 82 WDTC Students

June 16, 2022

In a celebration similar to a college athletic singing, 82 individuals were recognized today, June 16, as full-ride Build Dakota Scholarship recipients for qualifying programs at Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC).

During the event, scholarship recipients signed Build Dakota Scholarship certificates, donned WDTC baseball caps, and received college pennants in front of an audience of family, friends, and industry scholarship sponsors.  

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Forty-Four WDTC Registered Nursing & Practical Nursing Students Honored During Pinning Ceremony

June 8, 2022

The need for more nurses in this area and throughout the nation is great. Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is helping to fill the much-needed careers with graduates of its Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing programs.

In honor of their completion of the WDTC Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing programs, 44 students received pins during a special ceremony on May 14. Receiving pins is a traditional symbolic welcoming of nursing graduates into the nursing field. Select students also received special awards.

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Professional Truck Driving Course Graduates Eight

June 3, 2022

Apply Now for Next Course Starting in August

Eight students recently graduated from Western Dakota Technical (WDT) College's Professional Truck Driving Program. These graduates will help fill the high and projected increasing need for truck drivers.

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Upcoming Events

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Mon, July 4 | 7:30 am
4th of July Observance/WDTC Closed
Jul
5
Tue, July 5 | 5:30 pm
College Visit Night
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13
Wed, July 13 | 7:30 am
Session 1/Last Day to Withdraw with a "W"
Jul
15
Fri, July 15 | 1:00 pm
BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers
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22
Fri, July 22 | 8:00 am
BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers
Jul
26
Tue, July 26 | 7:30 am
Session 2/Last Day to Withdraw with a "W"
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27
Wed, July 27 | 7:30 am
Session 1 Ends
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29
Fri, July 29 | 1:00 pm
BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers
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12
Fri, August 12 | 7:30 am
Session 2 Ends
Aug
12
Fri, August 12 | 7:30 am
New Student Jump Start
Aug
15
Mon, August 15 | 7:30 am
Faculty Development Days
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16
Tue, August 16 | 8:30 am
Course Challenge - All Students
Aug
18
Thu, August 18 | 7:30 am
New Student Jump Start
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19
Fri, August 19 | 7:30 am
Information Day
Aug
22
Mon, August 22 | 7:30 am
Classes Begin
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22
Mon, August 22 | 7:30 am
Class A Truck Driving
Aug
26
Fri, August 26 | 7:30 am
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