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Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Rapid City, SD. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Western Dakota Technical Institute top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Western Dakota Technical Institute often study engineering technician, security and law enforcement, and production trades.

Western Dakota Technical Institute Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio.

Student Enrolment

Western Dakota Technical Institute offers classes to 1, 036 students (885 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a large share of part-time students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Western Dakota Technical Institute is a public institution of higher learning where students acquire the knowledge, skills and behaiors necessary for successful employment. "

Western Dakota Technical Institute Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medical Support and Technology54pharmacy tech, surgical tech, clinical and medical lab science
Business and Management45marketing, accounting
Engineering Technician39electromechanical tech, architectural drafting
Security and Law Enforcement37fire-fighting, criminal justice and police, security and protective services
Medical administration37medical transcription, health unit coordinator, medical secretary
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair29electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering20computer networking
Production Trades17welding, cabinetmaking
Law9legal assistant
Construction Trades8carpentry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7rehabilitation
Agricultural Science and Management5agricultural management
office and Administration0general office occupations

Contact: Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute

800 Mickelson Dr

Rapid City, SD 57703-4018

General Phone: (605) 394-4034


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