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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

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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 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 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 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.


Attend Hands-On Financial Aid & Scholarship Session on Oct. 4

September 23, 2022

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, Oct. 4. WDTC is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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Juniors & Seniors Invited to Attend Career Expo on Oct. 6

September 19, 2022

Whether you are a high school junior or senior who knows what you want to do following graduation, or you are not quite sure, plan to attend the Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) Career Expo, Thursday, Oct. 6. The FREE event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in Rushmore Hall, at the Monument. 

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WDTC Receives 'Great Colleges to Work For' Designation for Fifth Consecutive Year

September 12, 2022

National survey results are in, and Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is once again honored to be named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. The announcement was made at today, Sept. 12.

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Public Notice of Upcoming Practical Nursing Program Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN

August 29, 2022

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) announces it is hosting an upcoming site visit for initial accreditation of its Practical Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Mon, October 10 | 7:30 am
Native American Day/WDTC Closed
Tue, October 11 | 7:30 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day/No Classes
Fri, October 14 | 7:30 am
Midterm Grades Due by 3:00 PM
Fri, October 14 | 8:00 am
BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers
Thu, October 20 | 5:30 pm
5th Annual Legends & Legacy Gala
Fri, October 21 | 7:30 am
Midterm Advising Day
Fri, October 21 | 1:00 pm
BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers
Thu, November 10 | 12:00 pm
Career Services: Tips for Success
Fri, November 11 | 7:30 am
Veteran's Day/WDT Closed
Thu, November 17 | 7:30 am
Last Day to Withdraw with a "W"
Thu, November 24 | 7:30 am
Thanksgiving Break/WDT Closed
Fri, December 16 | 7:30 am
Classes End/Final Grades Due by 3:00 PM
Fri, December 23 | 7:30 am
Winter Holidays/WDT Closed
Mon, December 26 | 7:30 am
Winter Holidays/WDT Closed
Fri, December 30 | 7:30 am
Winter Holidays/WDT Closed
Mon, January 2 | 7:30 am
New Year's Day Observance/WDT Closed
Tue, January 3 | 8:30 am
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