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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 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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Donors Thanked for Contributions during Partner Appreciation Social

March 19, 2018

The Western Dakota Tech Foundation hosted the Partner Appreciation Social, in the Event Center, March 15. Sandy Diegel, President/CEO of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, provided the Partner Address. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to benefit our students and to all of those who spoke, attended the event, and provided campus tours.

View event photos on our Facebook page at

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CLOSED Friday, March 16

March 16, 2018

Due to weather conditions, Western Dakota Tech is closed today - Friday, March 16. All classes and activities are canceled. Please check the Western Dakota Tech Facebook page for additional updates. Stay safe!

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Law Enforcement & Fire Science Students Receive Invaluable Active Threat Training

March 15, 2018

International Trainers Laud Western Dakota Tech for Top-Notch Training Facility

While many college students utilize Spring Break to relax and recharge before finishing up the school year, four Law Enforcement and four Fire Science senior students participated in rigorous Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) training alongside local law enforcement and EMS professionals, at Western Dakota Tech, March 6-8.

Trainers with the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), based out of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, provided the course funded through a federal grant obtained by Pennington County Emergency Management. When Western Dakota Tech was asked if the specialized training could take place in the college’s new Public Safety Training Center, the college readily agreed asking that students also be given the opportunity to participate.

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President Bolman Reflects on Western Dakota Tech Celebrating 50 Years

March 13, 2018

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Register Now to Attend College Visit Night March 20

March 12, 2018

Western Dakota Tech helps students grow, develop their skills, and prepare them to enter the professional world work-ready.

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend an upcoming College Visit Night at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

Tue, March 27 | 4:00 pm
WDT's Easter Eggstravagnza
Thu, March 29 | 11:00 am
Vet's Club Chili Cook-off
Fri, March 30 | 12:00 am
Easter Break - No Classes
Fri, March 30 | 12:00 am
WDT Closed
Mon, April 2 | 9:00 am
Nursing Club Rootbeer Float Fundraiser
Tue, April 3 | 12:00 am
Faculty Development Day
Wed, April 4 | 12:00 am
No Classes - IE Workday
Fri, April 13 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Sat, April 14 | 10:00 am
Saturday College Visit Day
Mon, April 16 | 5:00 pm
Nursing Club Fundraiser

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