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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 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 Technical College 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 Technical College, 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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Now is Your Opportunity to Find Out what WDTC is All About!

July 10, 2024

Register for Visit Night Set for Tues., July 16

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) invites the community to attend College Visit Night, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tues., July 16. The event is an excellent opportunity for high school students, recent graduates, and those seeking to upgrade career skills or make career changes, to explore the array of educational possibilities at WDTC.

Register for FREE to attend Visit Night at Completing registration makes it possible for us to customize your visit to your interests.

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Western Dakota Technical College Students Earn Gold Medals at National SkillsUSA Competition

July 8, 2024

Three Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) students recently earned Gold medals at the SkillsUSA National Championship Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Austin Evans (Black Hawk, S.D.) and Lance McNeese (Spearfish, S.D.) placed first in the Cyber Security competition. Jantzen Fisher (New Underwood, S.D.) received Gold in the HVAC-R (Heating, Ventilation, A/C and Refrigeration) competition.

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Western Dakota Technical College Announces 56th Commencement Graduates

June 24, 2024

The following students graduated from Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) following Spring Semester 2024.

Graduates and their programs are listed by state and city beginning with South Dakota.

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Commencement Program 2024

May 13, 2024

Congratulations, Class of 2024 graduates! Click to access a digital copy of the Commencement Program.

There are a limited number of printed copies vailable for pick up at the Enrollment Services front desk. (Note: Enrollment Services is closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 13.)

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WDTC Honors 25 Outstanding Program Graduates in Class of 2024

May 10, 2024

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) Outstanding Graduates were honored during a banquet, in the college's Event Center, Friday, May 3.

 Twenty-five students received the Outstanding Graduate Award for their program. Students are chosen for this award by their program faculty based on criteria including academic achievement and organizational, communication and leadership skills. 

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