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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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Seven WDTC Graduates Help Fill Great Need for Professional Truck Drivers

May 24, 2023

Apply Now for Aug. 30 Class A Day Course; Night/Weekend Course Full

Seven students recently graduated from Western Dakota Technical College's (WDTC) Class A Professional Truck Driving Program. These graduates will help fill the high and projected increasing need for truck drivers.

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2023 Commencement Program Available on Website

May 15, 2023

Congratulations once again, graduates! On the website, you can access a digital version of the  2023 Commencement Program. Click the link to view, print, and increase the font size for easier reading. Feel free to share the link with your family and friends. 

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Commencement Celebrations Set this Week for WDTC Graduates

May 9, 2023

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender is 55th Commencement Speaker

Western Dakota Technical College
is hosting several celebrations this week to honor about 435 graduates - one of the largest classes in college history. Events include the college's 55th Commencement Ceremony, a Native American Honoring Ceremony, a Law Enforcement Pinning Ceremony, and a Nurse Pinning Ceremony.

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Diesel Technology Program Receives Esteemed ASE Accreditation

May 5, 2023

Noting it “meets the strict industry standards,” the Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) Diesel Technology program was recently informed it has received Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Program Accreditation.

“We compliment you for attaining the level of excellence recognized by the ASE Education Foundation. Both the educational and automotive communities should be proud of your commitment to a quality [medium/heavy duty truck technician] training program” said Michael Coley, President of the ASE Education Foundation.

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Get Ahead in College Taking Summer Semester General Education Courses

May 2, 2023

Summer Semester can be a great time to complete college-required general education courses at a faster pace.

Microcomputer Software Applications, Composition, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, General Psychology, and Introduction to Sociology are examples of Summer Semester Courses offered at Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC). Classes are offered on campus and online. 

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