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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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See what WDTC Has to Offer at College Visit Night on Tues., July 5

June 22, 2022

When deciding where to attend college, one of the most important steps you can take is visiting campus. Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is hosting a College Visit Night so the public can see and hear what WDTC is all about, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 5. Register to attend this free event at

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Western Dakota Technical College Announces 54th Commencement Graduates

June 21, 2022

The following students graduated from Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) following Spring Semester 2022.

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


Belle Fourche - Seth Dahlvang, Electrical Trades; Haile DuBry, Registered Nursing; Brad Huffman, Bookkeeping; Nadine Mart, Surgical Technology; Raegan Mullen, Entrepreneurship; Tiera Nikodym, Bookkeeping; Christopher Reeves, Automotive Technology; Justin Stender, Computer Science – Information Technology Specialist; and Minda Warns-Bartelt, Practical Nursing.

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Full-Ride Build Dakota Scholarships Awarded to 82 WDTC Students

June 16, 2022

In a celebration similar to a college athletic singing, 82 individuals were recognized today, June 16, as full-ride Build Dakota Scholarship recipients for qualifying programs at Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC).

During the event, scholarship recipients signed Build Dakota Scholarship certificates, donned WDTC baseball caps, and received college pennants in front of an audience of family, friends, and industry scholarship sponsors.  

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Forty-Four WDTC Registered Nursing & Practical Nursing Students Honored During Pinning Ceremony

June 8, 2022

The need for more nurses in this area and throughout the nation is great. Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is helping to fill the much-needed careers with graduates of its Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing programs.

In honor of their completion of the WDTC Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing programs, 44 students received pins during a special ceremony on May 14. Receiving pins is a traditional symbolic welcoming of nursing graduates into the nursing field. Select students also received special awards.

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Professional Truck Driving Course Graduates Eight

June 3, 2022

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

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