Western Dakota Technical Institute

Our programs represent some of the fastest-growing fields and industries.

About Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Tech opened in 1968 and is the only technical institute that serves the western South Dakota region. Our programs represent some of the fastest-growing fields and industries. That's why we offer them.

We believe every student has potential and the ability to find a path to success. That's why we offer programs in a variety of fields including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies. Our graduates enjoy consistently high placement rates within six months of graduating.

At Western Dakota Tech, our faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, our students graduate ready to make real and immediate contributions to their employers and communities.

For information about Western Dakota Tech, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City SD 57703.

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  • Accounting Programs
  • Allied Health Programs
  • Automotive Technology Programs
  • Bookkeeping Programs
  • Business & Technology Programs
  • Business Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Hospitality Programs
  • Business Office Professional Programs
  • Social Media Marketing Programs
  • Computer-Aided Design Programs
  • Computer Science Programs
  • Construction Technology Programs
  • Criminal Justice Programs
  • Dental Assisting Programs
  • Diesel Technology Programs
  • Drafting & Machining Programs
  • Environmental Engineering Programs
  • Electrical Trade Programs
  • EMT Programs
  • Farm & Ranch Management Programs
  • Health Information Management Programs
  • HVAC Programs
  • Criminal Justice Programs
  • Library Technician Programs
  • Medical Assisting Programs
  • Medical Laboratory Technician Programs
  • Paramedic Programs
  • Pharmacy Technician Programs
  • Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant Programs
  • Plumbing Technology Programs
  • Nursing Programs
  • Welding & Fabrication Programs
  • Surgical Technology Programs


I highly recommend the Practical Nursing program to any aspiring nurses. The instructors were amazing and the staff were very helpful!

The criminal justice program is amazing, the instructors are really good!!

Good instructors here, lots of hands on experience. Extremely friendly, if anyone is looking to go to college, then come here to WDT.