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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 2016-2017 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

Be Fast! Computer-Aided Drafting Program Hosts 3D Printed Car Race

December 13, 2017

Excitement was in the air as the third Annual Western Dakota Tech Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) 3D Printed Car Race took place in the Event Center on Dec. 12. The CAD students created amazing vehicles they raced on a new 80-foot long track which proved to be a true test of endurance and top end speed.

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The Insufficient Degree Video - Skills are a Key to a Self-Sufficient Future

November 30, 2017



This video is worth watching. It presents interesting information about skills being a key to a "self-sufficient future".

"Employers simply can’t find applicants with the necessary skills required in today’s workplace. A degree is one important milestone, but insufficient all on its own. This informative animation video was produced by Dr. Kevin Fleming (http://www.TelosES.com) with the support and funding of the California Far North Region's CTE Pathways Project (SB 1070)."

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Want to Earn College Credits in High School? Attend Dual Enrollment Information Night Dec. 13

November 27, 2017

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., Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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WDT Climbs in Student Satisfaction

November 20, 2017

Rapid City Journal
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

By Mark Andersen

A national survey of community colleges confirmed an abysmal level of student satisfaction at Western Dakota Tech.

“Students felt like they were getting the runaround,” said Debbie Toms, WDT student success director.

In 2012, WDT placed in the eighth percentile among peers on a question of student satisfaction with academic services on the National Community College Benchmark Project survey, meaning 92 percent of schools did better. Only a willful disregard for student concerns could have guaranteed anything worse.

Something had to give, said Jill Elder, WDT admissions and financial aid director.

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Debbie Toms, Student Success Director, left, and Jill Elder, Admissions and Financial Aid Director, right, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., where they were invited to present "Student Satisfaction with Service Excellence" at the Convening of Minority Serving Community Colleges.

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Western Dakota Tech in D.C.

November 14, 2017

Western Dakota Tech was selected to present at the Minority Serving Community Colleges: Celebrating Student Success convening, being held today and tomorrow in Washington, DC.

“It’s an honor for Western Dakota Tech to present at this event and I’m proud of the work we’ve done to help students succeed,” Dr. Ann Bolman, President of Western Dakota Tech, said. “We have some exciting initiatives to share.”

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