Western Dakota Technical Institute is ...
High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
Most Popular Majors
Machine and Metal Working37 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)24 Graduates
Business Administration and Management22 Graduates
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications18 Graduates
Medical Assistant17 Graduates
Medical Technician16 Graduates
Surgical Technologist16 Graduates
Pharmacy Technician14 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics13 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Western Dakota Technical Institute Reviews
Western Dakota Technical Institute has been incredibly uplifting for me, because I struggled around my senior year of High School with the generic courses and now that I've found myself at WDT, i'm actually attending meaningful classes that I truly and am proud to associate myself with. The campus and clean, people are friendly, and the food is a remarkable note all its own!
Western Dakota Technical Institute is a wonderful school. The student population is culturally diverse and a great mixture of nontraditional and traditional students. Classes are challenging and extremely informative. There is an atmosphere at WDT that makes a student feel like they are alone one their path to a successful career. The instructors and staff constantly convey a message that they too are responsible for our success in school and in our career of choice. With the school behind you, it makes it feel like you are a part of something great and makes the quality of student life wonderful. The courses and programs available at WDT are directly related to the need of job placement in the region which makes it extremely easy to gain employment in the career/program of choice.
Instead of trying to add more programs to the list of what is offered at Western Dakota Tech, the quality of the programs that are already in place needs to be sufficient. I feel for instructors who are spread thin and have no axillary staff to aid the progression an entire program. The administration has no first hand experience with the programs yet is the primary oversight. The medical programs which account for a very high percentage of enrollment at WDT needs oversight by a professional in that field, not a dean with a background in business, those are two completely different worlds! There is no student advocate and very little can be done to address student concerns. It's sad really, students from every sort of background come here to advance themselves. According to this website a little under 60% of those students succeed in graduating. I'm sure there are students happy with their education, many students are just complacent enough to receive that coveted piece of paper upon graduation, but for students who are having issues with the quality of their education, there is simply no where to go.