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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

Western Dakota Tech Named 'Great College to Work For' for Second Consecutive Year

September 16, 2019

Western Dakota Tech is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program. This honor puts the South Dakota college in elite company.

Not only has Western Dakota Tech been named a Great College to Work For, it has also made the esteemed Honor Roll – both for the second consecutive year! Western Dakota Tech is one of four total, 2-year institutions in the small colleges category to be named to the Honor Roll.

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High School Students - Explore Future Careers at Career Expo Sept. 26

September 13, 2019

Whether you are a high school student who knows what you want to do following graduation, or you are not quite sure, plan to attend Western Dakota Tech's ninth annual Career Expo, Thursday, Sept. 26. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Rushmore North at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; registration is not required. 

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High School Students Invited to Participate In Mechanical Expo

September 6, 2019

High school students interested in a career in the automotive and/or diesel industry will want to attend the college’s Mechanical Expo, in the Western Dakota Badlands Hall building, on Wednesday, Sept. 11. There will be two open periods for high school students to visit: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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West River Collaboration Selected for Third Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in S.D.

September 3, 2019

WDT First Fiscal Sponsor, Dr. Bolman Board of Directors President

The South Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program Office is pleased to announce the location of the third Center office to serve our state. The successful proposal was awarded to a collaborative response submitted by over fifteen West River organizations in response to a Request for Proposal issued by the AHEC Program Office.

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Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

August 13, 2019

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Western Dakota Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, services, enrollment practices, or in any aspect of their operation. This notice meets the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and/or laws:

Debbie Toms, Title IX Coordinator
800 Mickelson Drive, Rapid City, SD, 57703
605-718-2958
Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu

Western Dakota Tech is an open-admissions institution offering career-focused diploma, certificate, and associate of applied science programs in a variety of fields. Please view our programs for more information.


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Upcoming Events

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Constitution Day
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17
Tue, September 17 | 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn-Time Management
Sep
18
Wed, September 18 | 12:00 pm
Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting
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18
Wed, September 18 | 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn-Time Managment
Sep
24
Tue, September 24 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Realistic Goal Setting & Schedule Management
Sep
25
Wed, September 25 | 12:00 pm
Speaker Series: Realistic Goal Setting & Schedule Management
Sep
26
Thu, September 26 | 8:00 am
Career Expo
Oct
11
Fri, October 11 | 8:00 am
Midterm Grades due by 3:00 p.m.
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14
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Native American Day/WDT Closed
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Institutional Effectiveness Day

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