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Jump Start! It's Time to Register for New Student Orientation

New Western Dakota Tech students – your time starts now! Register today for Jump Start to orient yourself with Western Dakota Tech before classes begin.

Jump Start is scheduled for Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 at Western Dakota Tech; pick the one Friday that works best for you. Sessions will be from 8:30 noon, with check-in starting at 8 a.m. Build Dakota Scholarship recipients will have a separate orientation on Thursday, Aug. 16.

At Jump Start we will help you:

  • Discover campus resources
  • Learn strategies for success
  • Get your class schedule and ID
  • Complete your student information update
  • Find your classrooms
  • Buy your books

All new students, including Build Dakota, can register for Jump Start today at For more information, call the Student Success Center at (605) 718-2955 or email
About Western Dakota Tech

Western Dakota Tech was established in 1968 and is the only technical college that serves the western South Dakota region.

Western Dakota Tech offers programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies.

More than 96 percent of Western Dakota Tech's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military.

Western Dakota Tech faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, Western Dakota Tech students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities.

For information about Western Dakota Tech, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Visit us on the web at

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