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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

High School Students - Attend Career Expo to Find Job that Best Suits You!

September 24, 2018

Whether you are a high school student who knows what you want to do following graduation, or you are not quite sure, you should plan to attend Western Dakota Tech's eighth annual Career Expo, Thursday, Sept. 27. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Rushmore North at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 

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Purchase Tickets Now to Attend Western Dakota Tech Foundation Legacy Gala

September 17, 2018

There is a great upcoming opportunity to find out more about the Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Foundation, support the importance of technical education, and learn how you can partner with the Foundation to help make a difference for our students and our community. Plan now to attend the WDT Foundation Legacy Gala on Thursday, Oct. 25.


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Western Dakota Tech Celebrating 50th Anniversary with Week of Special Events

September 10, 2018

Western Dakota Tech is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this week with several special events on campus. This will be a fun week of reflection, looking ahead to the future, and numerous festivities.

The public is invited to join us in recognizing this milestone on Friday, Sept. 14, at an Outdoor Bash (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Concert (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) on campus. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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50th Anniversary Video - Terri Haverly - Graduate, State Senator, VP of RC Economic Development

September 5, 2018

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Electrical Trades Student Named Tradesman of the Month by Tool Box Buzz National Website

August 29, 2018

Eddie Hillmann, second-year Western Dakota Tech Electrical Trades student, was selected by the national website Tool Box Buzz as Student of the Month for July 2018.

Hillmann, originally from Denver, Colo., was featured in a story and photos on the Tool Box Buzz website on Aug. 3. Hillmann is an electrician’s apprentice, interned with Freeman’s Electric Service in Rapid City, and is a six-year U.S. Air Force veteran.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Thu, September 27 | 8:30 am
Career Expo
Oct
2
Tue, October 2 | 10:45 am
Blood Drive
Oct
3
Wed, October 3 | 10:45 am
Blood Drive
Oct
8
Mon, October 8 | 12:00 am
Native American Day/WDT Closed
Oct
8
Mon, October 8 | 4:30 pm
WDT EMS Club Annual Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction
Oct
9
Tue, October 9 | 12:00 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day/No Classes
Oct
11
Thu, October 11 | 9:00 am
Construction Awareness Day
Oct
12
Fri, October 12 | 12:00 am
Midterm Grades due by 3 p.m.
Oct
19
Fri, October 19 | 12:00 am
Midterm Advising Day
Oct
20
Sat, October 20 | 10:00 am
College Visit Day (Saturday)

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