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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."

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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 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.


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Cattin Shines at SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference

Western Dakota Tech Welding and Fabrication student Jerhett Cattin can take pride in his accomplishments at the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. 

As the South Dakota SkillsUSA Welding gold medal winner, Cattin qualified for nationals and competed in 10 different categories covering a wide-range of welding processes and procedures, including visual inspections, written tests, and practical welding tests. Cattin finished 13th overall against 37 other state champion welders from across the country. In August, Cattin, of Chadron, Neb., will be entering his second year at Western Dakota Tech.


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Professional Truck Driving Students Graduate from Western Dakota Tech

Western Dakota Tech is helping to fill the need for truck drivers in South Dakota through its Professional Truck Driving Program. Two more students graduated from the course on July 13 - Will Giardino and Jeffrey Johnson, both of Rapid City.

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Western Dakota Tech Named to 'Great Colleges to Work For' Honor Roll by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Three years ago, Western Dakota Tech set out to create the best workplace possible and earn acknowledgement as a Chronicle of Higher Education “Great Colleges to Work For” by 2021. Years ahead of its goal, this week Western Dakota Tech has been recognized as a 2018 Great College to Work For, received honors in five categories, and was named to The Chronicles’ even more prestigious Honor Roll.


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