Dual Enrollment allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses at Western Dakota Tech and earn credit for high school graduation as well as post-secondary credit from Western Dakota Tech at the same time. In addition to earning dual credit, students have the opportunity to gain college-level experience and explore potential career fields while still in high school. This can give students a jump-start on their college careers, all while building confidence and saving on tuition. Any South Dakota student, who is at least a junior in good academic standing, can enroll in Dual Enrollment.
RCAS students can take all courses free of charge. All books are free of charge for Dual Enrollment students. Non-RCAS students can take Dual Enrollment classes at the reduced rate of $48.33/credit.
It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her prospective post-secondary institution and to provide necessary information so the institution may determine if the Dual Enrollment credits taken are transferable.
Western Dakota Tech cannot guarantee transferability of credits to any institution, with the exception of the designated Regental General Education courses to the SD Board of Regents Universities.
Western Dakota Tech does not follow the same academic calendar as the Rapid City Area Schools. Students will receive more detailed information upon registration of classes.
Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at Western Dakota Tech must follow all Western Dakota Tech and RCAS policies. Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at Western Dakota Tech will be referred to the Western Dakota Tech Student Handbook. Attendance policies in individual classes are listed on the class syllabus. Parents do not need to call Western Dakota Tech to excuse students.
WESTERN DAKOTA TECH MISSION Western Dakota Tech is a public institution of higher learning that embraces quality programs, expert faculty and staff, and a commitment to academic excellence to teach the knowledge, skills, and behaviors students need to be successful.