800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, SD 57703
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Register now for the Professional Truck Driving Courses!
What You Will Learn
- Road Skills – Highway & Interstate
- Yard Exercises - Backing, Parking
- Vehicle Control Training
- Vehicle Inspection
- DOT Regulations
- Logbook Training
- Heavy Traffic Operations
- Trip Planning - Map Reading
Western Dakota Tech does not guarantee job placement of students. However, trucking recruiters are welcome to the school and are encouraged to visit each class. Any information on new listings for truck driver positions is posted in the classroom.
You can also visit CDL Jobs. They are a job board for trucking jobs and play matchmaker between truck drivers looking for jobs, and trucking companies hiring!
The Professional Truck Driving Program is a short-term, non-credit program. Therefore, there is limited financial aid available.
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion from Western Dakota Tech, students must have a passing score on the CDL written and driving exams and a satisfactory attendance record.
WESTERN DAKOTA TECH MISSION
Western Dakota Technical College prepares students to be highly-skilled professionals through accessible, career-focused programs to improve their lives, while adapting to community workforce needs and positively impacting our economy.
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.