Admission Policies

Lake Area Technical Institute operates in full accordance with the state of South Dakota’s laws and the regulations of the State Board of Education.

Lake Area Tech normally accepts students for full-time enrollment who are at least 16 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants lacking this background must be prepared to demonstrate ability to benefit by passing an approved administered examination.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Watertown School District 14-4 provides equal opportunity in its employment regulations, educational, and activity programs. It is the policy of the District not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, creed, religion, marital status, status in regard to public assistance, age, ancestry, or disability. The Board’s policy on nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public and individuals with whom it does business.

Persons with inquiries regarding implementation and compliance of Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 may contact the special services director. Those in need of accommodations should notify their instructor and make appropriate arrangements with LATI’s Office of Disability Services at 882-5284, Ext. 216. Persons with inquiries regarding implementation and compliance regarding Title IX may contact the superintendent at 200 9th St. NE, Watertown, SD 57201, 605-882- Additional inquiries may be directed to the Regional Director, Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294.