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Western Dakota Technical College Receives $100,000 Joining 41 Other Colleges Across the U.S. as ‘All Within My Hands’ Metallica Scholars Initiative Expands in Year Five

RAPID CITY, SD — The rock band Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands, continues its multimillion-dollar investment in critical workforce programs at community colleges nationwide. Among the schools, Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) was selected from a competitive pool of applicants to receive $100,000 to transform the futures of students in the community.

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Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) 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 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.

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Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by ACEN

Western Dakota Technical College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its Registered Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 9 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 30, in the Pennington County Community Room at Western Dakota Technical College located at 800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703. The meeting will also take place via Microsoft Teams using the following code:

          Meeting ID: 213 494 729 519
          Passcode: 3PSpLp

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:  

Dr. Nell Ard, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email: 

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by Aug. 16, 2023.

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Register Today to Attend College Visit Night on Tues., July 11

Attendees Can Register to Win Admissions Campus Store Scholarship

The best way to know if Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is for you is to visit campus. Register today ( to attend College Visit Night, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 11.

At College Visit Night, you will find out how attending WDTC can benefit you – whether you are in high school or are a recent high school graduate, are looking to change careers, or want to upgrade career skills. The event will provide an engaging opportunity to learn about WDTC's nearly 40 career programs; visit with Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarship/Foundation representatives; and tour campus.

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