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

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).

The public is invited to meet with the site visit team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 12:15 PM on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Pennington County Room, at Western Dakota Technical College, located at 800 Michelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703. The public can also participate online via Microsoft Teams at:

Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 243 293 400 598
Passcode: dpsYXo
Download Teams | Join on the web
Or call in (audio only)
+1 605-305-4137,,226104225#   United States, Sioux Falls
Phone Conference ID: 226 104 225#

Written comments are also welcome and should be mailed directly to: Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326. Or emailed to: All written comments should be received by the ACEN by Sept. 6, 2022.

About Western Dakota Technical College

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) was established in 1968 and is the only technical college serving the western South Dakota region. 

WDTC offers more than 40 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. 

Ninety-nine percent of Western Dakota Technical College's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military. [*Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]

Western Dakota Technical College 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 WDTC, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Visit us on the web at

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