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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

Bring Your Talents to Life - Apply Today to Start College Aug. 21

August 3, 2017

Are you ready to prepare for a career in a well-paying, high demand profession? Whether you are attending high school, are a recent high school graduate, or looking to start a new career, Western Dakota Tech is here to help you on your path to success.
 
"Western Dakota Tech offers more than 30 programs in some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries," said Admissions Coordinator Wanda Roe.  "At our college, we make Admissions easy and have a staff readily available to answer questions. We are also happy to provide campus tours on request." 

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Freshman Paramedic Students Demonstrate Skills During Cardiac Arrest Simulation

July 21, 2017

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Western Dakota Tech Hosting Inaugural S.D. Board of Technical Education Meeting July 17-18

July 17, 2017

History will be made at Western Dakota Tech when the college hosts the first official South Dakota Board of Technical Education Meeting July 17-18.

A discussion of technical education priorities and issues will take place with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard at 3 p.m., in the Event Center, Monday, July 17. 

On Tuesday, July 18, the official Technical Education Board meeting will begin at 8 a.m., with a call to order, in the Event Center. The Board will tour Western Dakota Tech at about 1:30 p.m.

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Plan Now to Attend Dual Enrollment Information Night July 19

July 6, 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, attend Dual Enrollment Information Night at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at Western Dakota Tech.

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Western Dakota Tech Launching New Plumbing Technology Program

June 15, 2017

Western Dakota Tech is excited to announce a new Plumbing Technology program that will prepare students for good-paying, high-demand jobs while offering the benefits and experience of hands-on learning.

The college will begin offering a Plumbing Technology nine-month certificate, and 12-month diploma, in the Fall 2017 semester. Construction of a state-of-the-art plumbing lab will soon begin in the main campus building. 

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