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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. If you graduated from an international high school, you must submit your transcript to Educational Credential Evaluators to determine U.S. equivalence. Additionally, an official transcript must be submitted if you have attended other post secondary institutions or universities.
  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 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

'Planting the Pond' Project Benefiting East Middle School & Western Dakota Tech Students

March 22, 2021

An innovative project called "Planting the Pond" by Western Dakota Tech (WDT) faculty members Kelsey Murray, Ph.D., and Bryan Mitchell, is teaching sustainability and conservation to East Middle School students in Rapid City and might even put them on the track to pursuing higher education and careers in related fields.

The same project has involved WDT students in many programs and is also benefiting them as they put what they learn in the classroom into action.

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NOTICE: CODA VISIT

March 18, 2021

CODA 2021 Visit to Western Dakota Tech

The Dental Assisting Program at Western Dakota Technical College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by a team representing the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

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Two WDT Faculty Selected National Technical Teacher of the Year Award Finalists

March 15, 2021

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) is excited to announce that its nominees for the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Outstanding Technical Teacher of the Year Award are both finalists for the honor!

Ethan Burk, left, Automotive Technology Program Co-Director and Instructor, and Mandy Hertel, right, Social Science Program Director and Instructor, were nominated by their peers to represent WDT in the award category for the honor.

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Classes Cancelled Monday, March 15

March 14, 2021

Classes are canceled, 03/15/21, due to inclement weather. Campus will remain open for faculty/staff, scheduled events and activities.

Employees should check with their supervisors regarding remote work options.

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Register to Participate in Western Dakota Tech’s Outdoor Cleanup Day March 27

March 8, 2021

The community is invited to join Western Dakota Tech (WDT) employees and students in the college's Outdoor Cleanup Day, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, March 27.

Volunteers will spruce up campus by picking up blown-in trash, cleaning the natural drainage area behind the main building, pruning bushes, and preparing areas for flower planting.

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