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Admissions Process

The Admissions process is as simple as counting to five.

  1. Submit a completed application for admissions.
  2. Send your school transcripts or GED scores. 
  3. Submit immunization certification.
  4. Take your placement assessment.
  5. Schedule your Admissions Advising Session (can be completed on campus or by phone).
  6. Once you receive your acceptance letter, register for classes.

Click below for more detail. Call (605) 718-2565 or email admissions@wdt.edu with any questions.

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Career Exploration

The programs we offer represent some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries. That's why we offer them. But that only matters if your student finds a program and career that fits their individual interests.

Our career exploration camps focus on hands-on activities and allow your student to be submersed in different professional paths. And hey, they're free. Click below for the 2017-2018 schedule.

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Paying for School

Paying for school is daunting, and our expert financial aid team is ready to help you and your student find the best options to pay for their education.

Grants, subsidized loans, unsubsidized loads, scholarships, stipends... the list of potential funding sources is long and can be overwhelming. We'll help ensure you and your student fully understand the scholarship and financial aid process, and the responsibilities that come with it, before you commit to anything.

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Student Support

We want your student to have all the academic and personal support they need from day one until graduation. That's why every student at Western Dakota Tech is assigned a Student Success Coach.

The coaches track attendance and academic progress and are ready to help students. From academic advising, tutoring, housing and child care, to campus involvement and networking, the Student Success Center is ready to provide services or find resources to help students succeed in all aspects of their education. 

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Student Life

Success means something different to everyone. For us, it means watching our students grow and develop their skills. But growth doesn’t only happen in the classroom. So we provide plenty of opportunities for your student to get involved in a variety of clubs and organizations.

Campus participation allows students to sharpen leadership and teamwork skills, discover new interests, and make friendships that may last the rest of their life.

At Western Dakota Tech, we support each other, challenge each other, work alongside each other, and find new ways to have fun every day. We'll value your student, for their potential and for what they bring to our campus culture and community.

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News

Learn Basics of Welding in Special Six-Week Course

January 8, 2019

If you have an interest in learning the basics of welding, you are in luck! Western Dakota Tech is offering a six-week course on campus Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 24 through Feb. 28. (Total of six classes.)

Students will learn shop/welding safety, the fundamentals of wire feed welding and TIG welding, welding positions, and set up/adjustments of equipment. Participants will complete a project they can keep.

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Twenty-Four Nurses Complete WDT's Practical Nursing Program

December 18, 2018

Nurses Recognized During Pinning Ceremony Dec. 14

Twenty-four Western Dakota Tech Practical Nursing students were honored for completing the program during a Pinning Ceremony, in the college's Event Center, Dec. 14. These graduates will help fill an important need in the workforce for entry-level nurses in the health care environment.

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Akicita is the Lakota Word for Warrior

December 13, 2018

12-12-2018
Article Courtesy Native Sun News Today
By Richie Richards
Native Sun News Today Correspondent

RAPID CITY – A program at Western Dakota Tech pairs up students in the criminal justice program with longtime Rapid City law enforcement officers for mentorship and learning.

Akicita is the Lakota word for warrior.

The Rapid City Police Department and Western Dakota Tech held an Open House celebration for the Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Law Enforcement students who are part of the Akicita Mentorship Program at the school’s Event Center. This collaborative program between WDT and both the police department and sheriff’s office is focused on bringing Native American students into law enforcement through training and mentoring.

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Business Partnership Success Stories - Plumbing Design & Installation

November 26, 2018

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