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Study at Lake Area Technical Institute

The main campus of Lake Area Technical Institute is in Watertown, SD (a self-contained town). The school is a public school. Lake Area Technical Institute offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. Lake Area Technical Institute students most commonly major in a field related to agricultural science and management, beauty and cosmetology, science and laboratory technician, mechanics and repair, and production trades.

Lake Area Technical Institute Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. Students attending Lake Area Technical Institute come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Lake Area Technical Institute had 1, 090 enrolled students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Lake Area Technical Institute offers superior, comprehensive technical education, creating a foundation for success in an ever-changing world. "

Lake Area Technical Institute Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Mechanics and Repair75diesel mechanics, automobile mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, electrical installation and repair
Medical Support and Technology60dental assistant, medical assistant, medical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine48licensed practical nurse
Agricultural Science and Management44agricultural production, agricultural management
Business and Management43sales and marketing, banking
Beauty and Cosmetology41cosmetology
Production Trades39welding, machinist
Construction Trades27carpentry
Engineering Technician27engineering technology, electromechanical tech
Family and Social Work25human services
Computer Science and Engineering15computer programming
Therapy and Counselling14physical therapist assistant
Science and Laboratory Technician11biology tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10occupational therapist assistant

Contact: Lake Area Technical Institute

Lake Area Technical Institute

230 11th St NE

Watertown, SD 57201-0730

General Phone: (605) 882-5284


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