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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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College Courses Available to High School Students for Free or at Reduced Cost

November 6, 2018

Learn about Benefits of Dual Enrollment Nov. 20

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, Nov. 20, at Western Dakota Tech. 

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Free Transportation & Manufacturing Camp to Provide Activity-Rich Experiences for High School Students

October 29, 2018

One of the most popular activities at the recent Western Dakota Tech Career Expo was one in which high school students could try out virtual reality equipment utilized in the college's Computer-Aided Design program.

There is good news for students who could not attend the Expo, but are interested in learning more about Computer-Aided Design as well as Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Drafting and Machining Technology, Precision Machining Technology, and Welding and Fabrication.

Western Dakota Tech is hosting an activity-rich Transportation and Manufacturing Camp featuring the college programs, on campus, Wednesday, Nov. 7. The free camp will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is an excellent way for students to learn more about these careers and choose the right one for them.

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See what Western Dakota Tech has to Offer During Saturday College Visit Day

October 11, 2018

Register Now to Attend Oct. 20 Event

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

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend an upcoming Visit Day from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 20, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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Upcoming Events

Mon, November 12 | 12:00 am
Veterans Day Observed/WDT Closed
Wed, November 14 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Mon, November 19 | 9:00 am
Scrubs Camp
Mon, November 19 | 5:00 pm
Lighting of the Float Event
Tue, November 20 | 5:30 pm
Dual Enrollment Information Night
Thu, November 22 | 12:00 am
Thanksgiving Break/WDT Closed
Fri, November 30 | 9:30 am
Junior/Senior Visit Day
Wed, December 5 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Stress & Disappointment

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