Welcome Address by Ann Bolman, Ed.D., Western Dakota Tech President
Welcome back to campus, everyone! I am excited for the upcoming school year because we have hit some major Western Dakota Tech targets and have what feels like a fresh start for the future.
The first target we hit was to get back in solid standing with the Higher Learning Commission. Since I started here in 2015, we have been working hard to hit that target, and we did it — with no follow up reports and with no “met with concerns” indicated. In short, we had a perfect score on our efforts. Excellent work!
Western Dakota Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, services, enrollment practices, or in any aspect of their operation.
This notice meets the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and/or laws:
Debbie Toms, Title IX Coordinator 800 Mickelson Drive, Rapid City, SD, 57703 605-718-2958 Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu
Western Dakota Tech is an open-admissions institution offering career-focused diploma, certificate, and associate of applied science programs in a variety of fields. Please view our programs for more information.
Black Hills State University and Western Dakota Tech recently conducted an Administrative Personnel Session aimed at helping students pursue higher education.
The session brought decision-makers from both campuses together to collaborate on course offerings, transfer agreements, and a dual admissions project.
“We all are working toward the same goal, helping students in western South Dakota and beyond pursue and complete their higher education goals,” said Ann Bolman, Ed.D., President of Western Dakota Tech. “Together, we can achieve more for our students.”
Apply Today! Fall Semester Courses Starting Aug. 20
Streamlined Admissions Process, Help is Available
Are you ready to prepare for a career in a well-paying, high demand profession? Whether you are attending high school, are a recent high school graduate, or looking to start a new career, Western Dakota Tech is here to help you on your path to success.
"Western Dakota Tech offers more than 30 programs in some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries," said Janelle Locke, Assistant Director for Admissions and Recruitment. "At our college, we have an efficient process and have a staff readily available to answer questions."
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 a.m.to noon, with check-in starting at 8 a.m. Build Dakota Scholarship recipients will have a separate orientation on Thursday, Aug. 16.
WESTERN DAKOTA TECH MISSION Western Dakota Technical College prepares students to be highly-skilled professionals through accessible, career-focused programs to improve their lives, while adapting to community workforce needs and positively impacting our economy.