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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 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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Western Dakota Tech is Increasing Opportunities for Nurses

October 16, 2017

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education has approved a proposal from Western Dakota Tech, Lake Area Technical Institute, and Mitchell Technical Institute to create two-year Registered Nursing programs. To learn more about what this exciting announcement means for Western Dakota Tech, click to view a story by Black Hills FOX-TV. 

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Western Dakota Tech Enrollment Increases Fall Semester 2017

October 13, 2017

As area colleges experienced a dip in enrollment this fall, Western Dakota Tech saw an increase of 1.4 percent. Western Dakota Tech's fall enrollment is 1,088 students.

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Western Dakota Tech Programs, Students Benefit from Perkins Act Grant Funds for Updates

October 2, 2017

Western Dakota Tech prides itself on providing students with relevant career training utilizing the most modern technology. The college is excited to announce it has received a Federal Perkins Act grant in the amount of $373,000 for technology and program upgrades.

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Learn about Western Dakota Tech During Informative Oyate Today Interview

September 20, 2017

Learn more about Western Dakota Tech, and President Ann Bolman, Ed.D., during this informative Oyate Today interview that recently aired on Black Hills FOX-TV. 

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Western Dakota Tech Precision Machining Technology Students to Benefit from State Grant

September 15, 2017

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Future Fund awards, on Sept. 14, of almost $865,000 for the state's four technical schools to fund equipment needs in Build Dakota-eligible programs. Western Dakota Tech is receiving $68,000 of the grant money to upgrade and enhance its Precision Machining Technology program.

To find out more, watch or read this KNBN NewsCenter1 report.

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Upcoming Events

Wed, October 18 | 12:15 pm
October Speaker Series - Positive and Respectful Attitudes and Approaches
Fri, October 20 | 12:00 am
Midterm Advising Day
Fri, October 20 | 8:00 am
Registration Rush
Tue, October 24 | 12:00 pm
WDT Feeding South Dakota Backpack Volunteer Event
Fri, October 27 | 9:00 am
Law & Public Safety Camp
Wed, November 1 | 10:30 am
Computer Science Club Marco's Pizza Fundraiser
Tue, November 7 | 9:00 am
Transportation & Manufacturing Camp
Fri, November 10 | 12:00 am
Veterans Day Observed/WDT Closed
Tue, November 14 | 8:45 am
Scrubs Camp
Wed, November 15 | 12:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"

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