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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

Native American Graduates Honored During Eagle Feather Ceremony

May 22, 2019

Western Dakota Tech hosted an Eagle Feather Ceremony to honor the college's Native American graduates on May 10. Students who wished to participate received blessed eagle feathers and plumes during the ceremony, which took place in the college's Event Center.

Rev. Dr. Gerald Yellowhawk, artist, author, spiritual leader, ordained minister, delivered the invocation and blessing for the graduates. Daniel Butcher, Director of the Piya-Wo'ecin Oti (New Hope/New Beginnings) homeless shelter on the Cheyenne River Reservation, was the guest speaker. Whitney Rencountre II, Rapid City's Ateyapi Program Director, speaker, singer, and performer, introduced the honoring ceremony and provided encouragement and reflection.

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Class of 2019 Outstanding Graduates Announced

May 21, 2019

This year, 23 students received the Outstanding Graduate Award for their program. Students are chosen for this award by instructors in their program area based on criteria including academic achievement and organizational, communication, and leadership skills. 

Award winners by their states, home towns, and programs are as follows:

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Fifty-First Commencement Celebrations Set for 2019 WDT Graduates

May 8, 2019

Western Dakota Tech is hosting several events this week to honor graduates during the college's 51st anniversary. The events will include a Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony, an Eagle Feather Ceremony for Native American graduates, and Commencement.

Event details are as follows:

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Western Dakota Tech Students Shine at SkillsUSA South Dakota

May 6, 2019

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) students learn the skills they need to be successful in their future careers. The quality education they receive at the college was in full display as they took home several awards at the recent 2019 SkillsUSA South Dakota competition in Sioux Falls.

WDT students from Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, and Welding and Fabrication programs competed in the event at Southeast Tech on April 15.

Group photo cutline:  Western Dakota Tech Welding and Fabrication students who placed at SkillsUSA S.D., with Advisor/Instructor Troy Barry, include, L-R: Jerhett Cattin, Wyatt Davidson, Michael Collins, Instructor T. Barry, Riley Pitman, and Faith Powers.

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Learn Benefits of Dual Enrollment at DE Information Night Tuesday, April 30

April 29, 2019

Did you know area high school students can get a jump-start on college general courses or start a specific college program for free, or at a reduced cost, at Western Dakota Tech?

To learn more, register to attend Dual Enrollment Information Night starting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, at Western Dakota Tech.

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