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Training Opportunities for Individuals

Eligible Training Providers and Programs

The Workforce Training program offers tuition assistance for eligible individuals in need of training to secure employment in an approved training program. These programs have been reviewed to ensure a high-wage and high-demand job upon completion of the training. Listed alphabetically by training provider.

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AE Tech Electrical Trades Center, Rapid City
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Apprentice Electrician Training Full-time 40-hour week, four months in class providing related training needs for Apprenticeship Electrician. 160 hour hands-on wiring lab experience. Industry Credential 4 Consecutive Months/$9,500
Avera Education and Staffing Solutions, Yankton
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Certified Nursing Assistant Program Approved at the South Dakota Board of Nursing website. Training is a combination of online, text and in-person training. The 75 hours encompasses: 51 hours online text reading, 8-hour skills review in person with an instructor in a classroom, and 16 hours clinical training session, typically held over two days with an instructor in a long-term care facility. Certificate 75 Hours/$895
Avera School of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Sioux Falls
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) EMTs and paramedics typically do the following: Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound; assess a patient’s condition and determine a course of treatment; provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients; transport patients safely in an ambulance; transfer patients to the emergency department of a hospital or other healthcare facility; report their observations and treatment to physicians, nurses or other healthcare facility staff; document medical care given to patients; inventory, replace and clean supplies and equipment after use. Certificate 150 Hours/$940
Paramedic EMTs and paramedics typically do the following: Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound; assess a patient’s condition and determine a course of treatment; provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients; transport patients safely in an ambulance; transfer patients to the emergency department of a hospital or other healthcare facility; report their observations and treatment to physicians, nurses or other healthcare facility staff; document medical care given to patients; inventory, replace and clean supplies and equipment after use. Certificate 10-13 Months/$8,175
Career Learning Center of the Black Hills, Rapid City
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Administrative Office Assistant Students will learn Level 1 Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Level 2 Word and Excel. Additional areas include multi-phone usage, business correspondence, phone and e-mail etiquette and resume development. Students are free to open enroll throughout the year. Certificate 448 Classroom Hrs./$2,000
Office and Accounting Assistant Students can open enroll throughout the year. Level 1 Word, Level 1 & 2 Excel, Outlook, QuickBooks Pro, Basic accounting, recording business transactions, financial statements, adjusting journal entries, posting and payroll. Certificate 560 Classroom Hrs./$2,250
Dakota Electric Inc. - Sioux Falls
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Electrical Installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical/electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment. Electrician
*Registered Apprenticeship
4 years/8,000 on the job hours/576 classroom hours
Govert Powerline Services - Newell
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Electrical Power Lineman Build, maintain and repair the power lines that carry electricity to homes and businesses. Electrical Power Lineman
*Registered Apprenticeship
3 years related training and three related training camps throughout an apprenticeship.
IEC Dakotas Inc. - Pierre
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Electrical Installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical/electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment. Apprentice Electrician/Journeyman
*Registered Apprenticeship
4 years/8,000 on the job hours/576 classroom hours
Krier & Blain Inc. - Sioux Falls
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Plumbing Methods of installing: sewers, waste and vent systems; domestic water supply systems, natural gas piping.
Mechanics of: water heaters, plumbing fixtures, water treatment equipment, appliances.
Journeyman Plumber
*Registered Apprenticeship
5 years/A minimum of 572 hours of paid classroom instruction takes place during the day.  An additional minimum of 260 hours takes place on the apprentice's own time, usually at night.
L & L Insulation, Inc. - Rapid City
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Mechanical Insulation Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature. Mechanical Insulation Worker
*Registered Apprenticeship
A minimum of 150 hours of classroom instruction per year. A minimum of 1,600 hours of on-the-job training per year.
Lake Area Technical Institute - Watertown
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Automotive Technology Learn diagnostic testing, make repairs on cars, light trucks, van and sports utility vehicles using up to date equipment. Associate 18 Months/ $24,800
Building Trades Technology Gain a solid foundation in residential design, site preparation, concrete work, floor/wall/roof construction, ventilation, interior finishing, cabinetry and building codes. Associate 18 Months/$18,750
Computer Information Systems Prepare for a high demand career in IT as a programmer, networker, web developer or database administrator. Associate  18-20 Months/$20,250
Custom Paint & Fabrication Hands-on training in auto restoration and customization using the latest technology, computerized laser measuring systems, water-borne paints, metal straightening, frame and structure repair, welding, refinishing, tinting and blending. Diploma 9 Months/$14,900
Custom Paint & Fabrication Hands-on training in auto restoration and customization using the latest technology, computerized laser measuring systems, water-borne paints, metal straightening, frame and structure repair, welding, refinishing, tinting and blending. Associate 18 Months/$23,800
DCAT- ThinkBIG Diesel LATI is partnering with Caterpillar (CAT) dealerships in a cooperative two-year program called ThinkBIG. ThinkBIG students will spend approximately half their time on campus at Lake Area Tech. The remainder will be spent at on-the-job training at sponsoring CAT dealerships. Students will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology, and an official Caterpillar endorsement. Students will also have the opportunity for full-time employment with a CAT dealership. Associate 20 Months/$25,250
Diesel Technology Basic training in diesel engines, small engines, power trains, hydraulics, electric systems, HVAC and other related skills. Associate 18 Months/$24,800
Electronic Systems Technology Computers, test equipment, robots, circuit boards, displays and medical machines. Associate 18 Months/$18,800
Energy Technology Learn mechanical maintenance, repair, and overhaul alignment techniques, metallurgy, pneumatics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, combustion, vibration analysis, dynamic balancing. Associate 20 Months/$20,250
Energy Operation Learn how to monitor/control power and process plant production, isolate and identify process problems in the energy industry. Associate 20 Months/$20,250
Environmental Technology Protect natural resources and monitor the chemicals and fuels entering the environment. Analyze and test the quality of water, soil, air and fuel. Diploma 11 Months/$10,350
Environmental Technology Protect natural resources and monitor the chemicals and fuels entering the environment. Analyze and test the quality of water, soil, air and fuel. Associate 20 Months/$19,250
Financial Services Prepares students for careers in accounting, banking, insurance, investing, and real estate. Associate 20 Months/$20,250
Heavy Equipment Operator Trains students to work in commercial and industrial construction, heavy equipment operation, and earth moving equipment operation. Diploma 9 Months/$14,900
Heavy Equipment Operator Trains students to work in commercial and industrial construction, heavy equipment operation, and earth moving equipment operation. Maintain and repair tracks, wheels, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, excavating, digging and grading. Associate 18 Months/$24,800
Law Enforcement Training includes constitutional law, criminal law and procedures, criminal investigations, crime scene evidence collection, juvenile justice, first responder, patrol procedure firearms, mechanics of arrest, street survival tactics, corrections and emergency vehicle operations. Associate 18 Months/$18,800
Medical Assisting Multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and Clinical duties. 240 non-paid externship in a medical setting is required. Associate 20 Months/$19,250
Medical Laboratory Technician Interact with physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals to explain tests results and answer specific questions. Associate 20 Months/$19,250
Practical Nursing Prepares students for care in obstetrics, pediatric, medical psychiatric, surgical and geriatric care. Diploma 11 Months/$11,350
Precision Machining Learn the working properties of metals, and how to use both manual and computer controlled methods to make machined products. Associate 18 Months/$24,800
Robotics Become specialized technicians to keep robotic systems used in transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, earth/space weaponry, surgery, lab research and mass production. Associate 18 Months/$18,800
Welding Hands on training in brazing, shielded metal arc welding gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding stainless steel, aluminum and more. Diploma 9 Months/$8,900
Welding Hands on training in brazing, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, stainless steel, aluminum and more. Students choose one of three emphasis in second year: marketing, precision machining or robotics. Associate 18 Months/$17,800
Loenbro Technical Institute - Rapid City
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Electrical Goal is to have participants achieve their Journeymans Electrical License. Year 1 is 112 hours of classroom and lab training. Year 2 is 132 hours of classroom and lab training. Year 3 is 164 hours of classroom and lab training. Year 4 is 164 hours of classroom and lab training. Following the the completion of Year 1 training, participants will begin On-the-Job Training (OJT) to get 2,000 hours per year needed for the 8000 hour Journeyman's license. Following Year 1, participants have the option of entering an Apprenticeship Program and if they are selected, they will enter into employment while attaining their hours. Journey Worker Electrician 4 years
Facilities Maintenance A 320-hour course to train new Facilities Maintenance Technicians. The course consists of 240 hours of classroom/Lab training plus an 80-hour On-the-Job Training (OTJ) component. Successful participants will receive a National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification upon completion. Certificate 240 Hours + 80 OJT Hours/$4,250
Welding Education and Certification Learn basic welding applications in order to test for AWS Certification. AWS 120 Hours/$3,000
McLaughlin, City of
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Electrical Power Lineman Build, maintain and repair the power lines that carry electricity to homes and businesses. Electrical Power Lineman
*Registered Apprenticeship
3 years related training and three related training camps throughout their apprenticeship.
Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. - Sioux Falls
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Plumbing Methods of installing: sewers, waste and vent systems, domestic water supply systems, natural gas piping.
Mechanics of water heaters, plumbing fixtures, water treatment equipment, appliances.
Journeyman Plumber
*Registered Apprenticeship
5 years/A minimum of 572 hours of paid classroom instruction takes place during the day.  An additional minimum of 260 hours takes place on the apprentice's own time, usually at night.
Sprinklers Sprinkler Fitter consists of the knowledge and ability to install all types of fire protection systems, including the layout and installation of underground fire mains. Sprinkler Fitter *Registered Apprenticeship 5 year program/Work a total of 8,000 hours in 5 years to reach journey level status. Minimum of 144 hours per year.
Mills Construction - Brookings
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Carpentry Residential/Commercial Construction. General Contracting, Design/Build, and Construction Management at Risk. Residential Carpenter
*Registered Apprenticeship
2 years/$999.00, 4,000 on-the-job hours, 288 classroom hours
Mitchell Technical Institute - Mitchell
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Accounting Prepares students to make a decision to pursue a degree in Accounting or Business Management. Associate 24 Months/$13,253
Administrative Office Specialist Prepares students to perform general duties in an executive office setting. Conduct research, prepare statistical reports, preparing correspondence, receive visitors, arrange conferences, etc. Associate 24 Months/$15,568
Agriculture Business Beginning with basics like farm accounting and commodity marketing, students will also be exposed to fundamentals of animal science and agronomy in order to learn how those areas relate to the financial bottom line. Associate 24 Months/$19,699
Agronomy Learn about different methods to increase soil organic matter and improve the overall soil health. Study crop growth stages for the top four crops produced in South Dakota: corn, soybeans, small grains, and alfalfa, and discuss management options available at certain crop stages. Associate 24 Months/$19,211
Animal Science Learn the most efficient ways to breed and manage herds to ensure the sustainability of the animals and the environment. Learn a variety of classes including management, breeding, genetics, nutrition, disease, growth and feed stuff production. Become proficient in related areas like accounting, ag law, insurance, finance and other areas that will help them succeed. Associate 24 Months/$19,336
Architectural Design/Building Construction Learn to conceptualize the building process. Construct a residence inside the building lab, learn about concrete work, rough finish a basement, finish a three-bedroom home. Associate 24 Months/$20,350
Automation Controls/ SCADA Learn to use computers to collect management data and to design, build and repair automated systems. Install and maintain remote switches and communication devices. Associate 24 Months/$16,537
Butler Edge Students receive up-to-date technical training on AGCO equipment and systems through a combination of classroom instruction, hands on laboratory instruction and internship with Butler Machinery. Associate 9 Terms, 8 Weeks in length
Commercial Driver's License Individualized instruction in order to obtain a Class A license. CDL License Individualized/$2,000
Diesel Power Technology Will take classes in electronic controls, GPS, introductory diesel, drive trains, hydraulics, electrical systems, air conditioning systems, harvesting equipment, service management and more to learn how to help farmers increase productivity and be more profitable. Associate 24 Months/$22,388
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology Learn to install, inspect, test repair and maintain electrical equipment in substations and other smart grid equipment. Work with electrical engineers to design, construct and maintain a substation. Associate 12 Months/$6,610
Electrical Construction & Maintenance Provides basic training in maintenance and new construction wiring in both residential and commercial buildings. Provides 2,000 hours toward Journeyman's license. Associate 24 Months/$14,964
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping Combining aspects of engineering, business, agriculture, energy, and technology, this program will meet current and future industry needs. Diploma  9 Months/$9,191
Heating and Cooling Technology Provides students with skills and knowledge in mechanics, electricity and sheet metal. Extensive training in energy management and environmental controls technology. Associate 24 Months/$14,822
Heating and Cooling Technology Provides students with skills and knowledge in mechanics, electricity and sheet metal. Extensive training in energy management and environmental controls technology. Provides students with skills and knowledge in mechanics, electricity and sheet metal. Diploma 12 Months/$8,211
Information Systems Technology Learn to maintain connectivity and security for routers, switches, and wireless equipment that modern networks depend on. Associate 24 Months/$16,185
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program focuses on the art and science of nursing, and is taught in classrooms, MTI’s state-of-the-art high-fidelity medical simulation laboratory, and in clinical practice settings. Diploma 12 Months/$14,186
Medical Assistant Perform clerical duties such as greeting patients, answer phones, updating and filing medical records, complete insurance forms, arrange for hospital admission and laboratory services.
Associate 24 Months/$13,962
Medical Laboratory Technology Will prepare students for employment as medical laboratory technicians responsible for performing laboratory analysis. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Associate 24 Months/$18,076
Powerline Construction and Maintenance Fieldwork includes operating a digger derrick truck, setting poles, climbing poles, installing anchors and stringing conductors. Outside lab also involves installation of transformers and metering for overhead and underground distribution systems. Diploma 12 Months/$12,886
Power Sports and Marine Technology Learn to service and repair high powered machines; jet skis, marine engines, etc. Will learn metal fabrication, paint and detailing. Associate 24 Months/$16,147
Precision Ag Technology Students will learn about GPS, data collection, agronomy and AG economics. Associate 24 Months/$15,216
Professional Truck Driving Proper training to ensure an adequate pool of qualified drivers in South Dakota and surrounding states. Certificate 16 Weeks/$4,970.00
Telecommunications Prepare students for communication industry by teaching installation, operation and maintenance of communication systems. Associate 24 Months/$14,724
Utilities Technology Students complete a combination of two programs: Power line Construction and Maintenance and Propane and Natural Gas Technologies. Associate 24 Months/$9,154
Welding & Manufacturing Technology Provides skills to excel in welding, machining and learn manufacturing techniques. Metal arc welding steel and aluminum, gas tungsten arc welding, robotic welding, laser cutting. Associate 24 Months/$14,402
Welding & Manufacturing Technology Provides skills to excel in welding, machining and learn manufacturing techniques. Metal arc welding steel and aluminum, gas tungsten arc welding, robotic welding, laser cutting. Diploma 12 Months/$7,053
Welding & Manufacturing Technology Advanced Welding Provides skills to excel in welding, machining and learn manufacturing techniques. Metal arc welding steel and aluminum, gas tungsten arc welding, robotic welding, laser cutting. Associate 36 Months/$19,332
Wind Turbine Technology Learn basics of turbines, mechanics, hydraulics, electronics and computer networks that allow the system to communicate. Associate 24 Months/$13,784
Muth Electric - Mitchell
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Electrical Installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical/electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment. Journeyman Electrician/Apprentice Electrician
*Registered Apprenticeship
4 years/8,000 on the job hours/576 classroom hours
Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) - Yankton
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Basic Welding Learn Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Flux Cord, Aluminum and TIG welding. The basic course covers all the basics of welding. The second half is an upgrade course to prepare for AWS welding certification. AWS Credential 96 Hours/$3,400
CNC Machining During the course, students will work with hand tools, computerized equipment, lathes and mills. Instruction will feature Haas training equipment and eligible students will have an opportunity to earn Haas certificates of completion in specific mill and lathe skill areas in addition to National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentialing. 4 Possible Credentials 96 hours/$3,195
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Students will learn everything they need to know to pass the License exam, pre-trip inspection, and practical driving test. CDL License 96 Hours/$1,045
Rosebud Electric Co-op - Gregory
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Electrical Power Lineman Build, maintain and repair the power lines that carry electricity to homes and businesses. Electrical Power Lineman
*Registered Apprenticeship
3 years related training and three related training camps throughout their apprenticeship.
South Dakota Areawide Sheet Metal Workers - Sioux Falls
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Sheet Metal Layout, fabricate and assemble sheet metal products to be installed in buildings and construction projects. The primary work is heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Fabricate and install metal roofs, kitchen equipment, blowpipe systems, conveyors, chutes and hoppers. Sheet Metal Worker
*Registered Apprenticeship
5 years/1,000 hours of related classroom instruction.
Southeast Technical Institute - Sioux Falls
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Accounting Learn to analyze and interpret financial information, prepare financial statements, design accounting systems. Associate 24 Months/$19,140
Accounting Online Become a highly-recruited, rewarded and respected Accounting professional! Learn from caring, personable instructors with real-world expertise who will share their secrets to success in this booming career field. In just two years through immersive hands-on instruction you’ll learn how to: analyze and interpret financial information, prepare financial statements, conduct audits, design accounting systems, prepare special business and financial studies, prepare forecasts and budgets, provide tax services. Associate 24 Months/$22,440
Administrative Assistant Learn technology including spreadsheets, word processing, databases, reporting software, presentation software. Associate 24 Months/$19,445
Architectural Engineering Learn how to produce construction documents from architectural sketches, computations, written and computer assisted drawings of results and field inspections for both residential and commercial. Associate 24 Months/$20,818
Automotive Technology Learn to work on many types of vehicles and perform various repairs such as transmission overhaul, computer diagnosis, drive train, axels, brakes, suspension. Diploma 24 Months/$17,455
Automotive Technology Learn to work on many types of vehicles and perform various repairs such as transmission overhaul, computer diagnosis, drive train, axels, brakes, suspension. Associate 24 Months/$19,980
Bookkeeping Manage a company’s finances through recording business transactions, billing customers, paying vendors, and tracking cash through reconciliations. Organize and report a company’s financial information so business owners can make informed decisions about how to use its capital. Need strong computer skills as they maintain these records on spreadsheets/accounting software programs. Certificate 9 Months/$5,500
Bookkeeping Manage a company’s finances through recording business transactions, billing customers, paying vendors, and tracking cash through reconciliations. Organize and report a company’s financial information so business owners can make informed decisions about how to use its capital. Need strong computer skills as they maintain these records on spreadsheets/accounting software programs. Diploma 12 Months/$8,875
Certified Nursing Assistant Prepare students for entry level positions, focus on emotional needs of patient, hands on lab instruction, 16-hour clinical component. CNA License 76 hours (one semester)/$710
Civil Engineering  Learn about construction projects including bridges, roadways, dams, water treatment plants and buildings. Perform tasks using surveying instruments, develop plans using CAD software. Associate 24 Months/$20,886
Collision Repair and Refinish Technology Learn to repair everything from dented bumper to a total wreck. Learn to give estimates, cover auto body electrical circuit and air conditioning, refinish. Associate 24 Months/$19,435
Commercial Drivers License Class A or B driver training. Training provides hands on driving experience and vehicle knowledge in order to be able to pass the CDL test. CDL License 4 Weeks/$3,995
Computer Programming Work with business users by writing code, learn a variety of programming languages. Associate 24 Months/$20,144
Computer Programming On-Line Learn a variety of programming languages to meet the diverse needs of businesses; as well as utilizing the Internet as a tool for interfacing with users, customers and other businesses. Associate 24 Months/$21,975
Computer Technician Learn to provide expertise for people using computer software or equipment, Provide technical support, diagnose software, hardware or operator problems. Diploma 12 Months/$11,193
Construction Management Technology Learn responsibility for oversight of construction projects, coordinate and manage people, budgets, schedules, contracts. Associate 24 Months/$21,687
Diesel Technology Learn to prepare, diagnose, repair and maintain diesel engines. Diploma 24 Months/$16,303
Diesel Technology Learn to prepare, diagnose, repair and maintain diesel engines. Associate 24 Months/$16,535
Diesel Technology Agriculture/Construction Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair systems and components on diesel-powered equipment. Diploma 24 Months/$16,303
Diesel Technology Agriculture/Construction Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair systems and components on diesel-powered equipment. Associate 24 Months /$17,713
Electrician Work on residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural operations including installing, maintaining electrical systems. Associate 24 Months/ $18,830
Electronics Technology Learn to apply technical knowledge of electronic components and electrical theory to projects. Associate 24 Months/$21,257
Financial Services Focus on business and management of money and credit, work with credit unions, saving and loans institutions, finance companies. Associate 24 Months/$19,368
Financial Services:  Insurance Learn to work with insurance companies as an entrepreneur or agent. Associate 24 Months/$22,526
HVAC Technology Learn to install, service maintain and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for both commercial and residential. Associate 24 Months/$20,155
Information Technology Security Learn how to authenticate users, maintain firewalls, utilize intrusion prevention systems, and monitor network for suspicious activity. Associate 24 Months /$20,869
Land Surveying Science Technology Learn to survey points on a plot for boundaries for construction, help develop land maps, use specialized equipment for points of a plot. Associate 24 Months/$20,661
Law Enforcement Science Prepare students to become a certified law enforcement officer to be able to work in law enforcement or private security firms. Associate 24 Months/$21,473
Licensed Practical Nurse Learn to provide direct patient care, give medication, injections, IVs. Course prepares student to take the NCLEX-PN to be licensed. Diploma 12 Months/$15,671
Mechanical Engineering Technology Learn to use computer aided drafting software to create layouts of assembly processes, machines, equipment and parts. Associate 24 Months/$19,757
Mechanical Systems/Plumbing Learn plumbing codes, theory, experience hands on laboratory blueprint reading, material planning, pipe joining for residential and commercial projects. Diploma 9 Months/$11,432
Mechatronics Learn how to apply technical knowledge of electronic components and electrical theory to projects that include mechanics, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, computer controlled systems. Associate 24 Months/$21,999
Network Administrator Learn how to maintain connectivity and security routers, switches and wireless equipment that modem networks depend on. Associate 24 Months/$20,601
Registered Nurse STI graduates or other LPNs who have 750 hours of documented work experience. Prepares student to sit for NCLEX-RN. Associate 12 Months/$13,764
Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Learn to work on new and existing construction to ensure climate systems run steadily and efficiently. Learn to install, repair, maintain variety of moving and air tempering equipment associated with residential systems including duct work, tubing, piping circuits. Diploma 9 Months/$10,235
Software Support Specialist Software Support Specialists will have basic knowledge of computer logic and methodology to run software applications as well as fundamental concepts of marketing, servicing customers and collaborating with business partners. May provide assistance, advice, problem solving, and technical information to customers regarding the use of software and can act as liaison with customers regarding the status of their requests. Diploma 12 Months/$11,410
Surgical Technology Learn operating rooms system, deliver direct patient care before, during and after surgery, handle instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary for surgical procedures. Associate 24 Months/$19,906
System Administrator Learn to add users to company computer systems, establish and edit user rights, install, test, service and administer systems such as Linux, Windows, email, web server.   Associate 24 Months/19,993
Welding Learn welding safety, fundamentals of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten welding, plasma arc welding. Develop skills to be able to pass AWS certification test. Diploma 12 Months/$8,545
Welding - Flux Core Arc Learn to setup and safely operate welding equipment for various welding processes as well as be introduced to ferrous and non-ferrous materials and the welding of these materials in all positions and various joint designs. Develop skills in one of four welding processes, with the goal of successfully completing an American Welding Society (AWS) welding certification. Certificate 4 Weeks/$1,050
Welding - Gas Tungsten Arc Learn to setup and safely operate welding equipment for various welding processes as well as be introduced to ferrous and non-ferrous materials and the welding of these materials in all positions and various joint designs. Develop skills in one of four welding processes, with the goal of successfully completing an American Welding Society (AWS) welding certification. Certificate 4 Weeks/$1,050
Welding - Shielded Metal Arc Learn to setup and safely operate welding equipment for various welding processes as well as be introduced to ferrous and non-ferrous materials and the welding of these materials in all positions and various joint designs. Develop skills in one of four welding processes, with the goal of successfully completing an American Welding Society (AWS) welding certification. Certificate 4 Weeks/$1,050
The Training Place - Aberdeen
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) This course covers the manual learning portion of a CDL. Students can choose a variety of training platforms that may include classroom only, classroom with practice driving up to 30 hours plus test, no class but driving practice, no class and up to 30 hours of driving practice and test. CDL License Varies/Varies
Volga, City of  
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Electrical Power Lineman Build, maintain and repair the power lines that carry electricity to homes and businesses. Electrical Power Lineman
*Registered Apprenticeship
3 years related training and three related training camps throughout their apprenticeship.
Western Dakota Technical Institute - Rapid City
Title/Field of Study Program Description Credential Type Program Length/Cost
Accounting Learn principles of accounting and concepts, payroll, taxes, managerial accounting. Associate 18 Months/$18,340
Automotive Technology Automotive service technicians inspect, maintain or repair automobiles and light trucks with gasoline and diesel engines. The ability to diagnose the source of the problem quickly and accurately, one of the technician’s most valuable skills, requires good reasoning ability and a thorough knowledge of automobiles. Associate 18 Months/$23,128
Bookkeeping Learn skills in accounting principles, finance, payroll accounting, QuickBooks. Diploma 9 Month/$9,812
Class A Commercial Drivers License Designed to prepare men and women for over-the-road semi-truck driving employment. Courses will consist of classroom instruction and behind the wheel experience in trucks currently used by industry. Class A CDL 6 Weeks/$4,624
Class B Commercial Drivers License Individualized in struction in order to obtain a Class B CDL. Coursework outlined for 10 days of training that include bookwork, simulator training, vehicle inspection training, backing and on the road driving and reviewing for CDL exam and the driving exam. Class B CDL 2 Weeks/$1,950
Computer Aided Design Equips students with skills and knowledge necessary to produce accurate technical drawings using industry standard CAD systems. Associate 18 Months/$17,975
Computer Science: Information Technology Learn about real life networking and security environments. Associate 18 Months/$19,155
Computer Science:  Information Technology Learn about real life networking and security environments. Diploma 9 Months/$11,481
Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Emphasis Prepare students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment as entry level law enforcement officer. Associate 18 Months /$17,205
Diesel Technology Provides training on new technology, new control systems and their components, how they function, and how to diagnose and service them. Uses both classroom and hands-on training to give the individuals the skills they need to be successful in their field. Associate 18 Months/$23,049
Drafting and Machining Technology Develop skill and knowledge in 2D and 3D computer aided drafting, set up and operate a variety of tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools. Blueprint reading. Associate 18 Months/$18,177
Electrical Trades Learn to interpret and apply the requirements of the national electrical code. Install, troubleshoot and repair electrical circuits and equipment. Associate 18 Months/$19,935
Environmental Engineering Technician Work primarily outdoors in the field collecting information on how increased demands affect our nations natural resources. Collect and analyze water and soil samples, measure stream flow and groundwater levels. Associate 18 Months/$18,585
Health Information Management Prepares students with necessary skill to work in the medical field maintaining patient's health information. Diploma 13 Months/$12,563
Health Information Management - Coding Specialty Prepares students with necessary skill to work in the medical field maintaining patient's health information. Associate 18 Months/$17,697
HVAC/Refrigeration Technology Prepares students with the necessary skills to be successful in this field; including coursework in theory, HVAC, electrical applications, installation practices, low, medium, high temperature commercial refrigeration. Associate 18 Months/$16,595
Medical Assisting Learn to assist in all aspects of medical care in a medical office setting. Help physicians with patient care, administrative and clinical procedures. Diploma 18 Months/$16,954
Medical Laboratory Technician Students will learn a wide range of academic and clinical skills in order to gain employment as a entry level Medical Laboratory Technician. Associate 18 Months/$16,954
Office Professional Learn technical and professional skills including written and oral communications, records management, keyboarding, customer service, professional development, and project management. Diploma 9 Months/$10,100
Paramedic At the end of the paramedic program successful students will have American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Medical Life Support in order to prepare for the national exam. Associate 21 Months/$18,615
Plumbing The Plumbing Technology program prepares the student to begin a career in plumbing and pipe fitting. Diploma 12 Months/$12,570
Practical Nursing Students will gain knowledge, skills and attitude to provide safe, prudent and patient centered care as well as the tools necessary to pass the NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed. Diploma 14 Months/$13,875
Precision Machining Technology Learn to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools. Will use Lathes, milling machines, grinders. Diploma 9 Months/$10,273
Surgical Technology Students will receive in-depth knowledge related to the operating room, including surgical rotation, learn principles of asepsis and application of sterile technique. Associate 18 Months/$15,588
Welding Fabrication Prepare students as entry level technicians including the construction and repair of ships, automobiles, and other manufactured products. Diploma 9 Months/$10,528
Welding Fabrication Prepare students as entry level technicians including the construction and repair of ships, automobiles, and other manufactured products. Associate 18 Months/17,148

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