It’s Your World!
Lake Area Technical Institute – Be where your passion is.
Our distinctive technical education will help land you a job in a high-demand career field. At LATI, we work hard to keep our programs cutting-edge and our graduates happy. We want you to love what you do!
Founded in 1965 as the first technical school in South Dakota, LATI now has 30 programs (12 online E-Degrees), 2,400+ enrolled students, and a living record of success:
- 22,000+ graduates
- 99% of our graduates are employed or are continuing education
- 81% of our graduates have stayed to live and work in South Dakota
We promise you: small, interactive classes, new technology, the fun and energy of a growing campus, and SO MUCH MORE!
Mission StatementLake Area Technical Institute: superior, comprehensive technical education that changes lives and launches careers.
Vision StatementLake Area Technical Institute will be the leader in technical education working in partnership with business and industry and all levels of education. Lake Area Tech staff will integrate the latest technology and methods of delivering quality education to meet emerging global workforce demands. Lake Area Tech will continue to develop marketing strategies to promote technical education and will maintain excellence in all programs.
- We believe in integrity, honesty and a caring attitude.
- We believe all people are valuable and should be treated with respect.
- We believe in promoting a positive image for technical education.
- We believe all employees contribute to the success of the institution.
- We believe that excellence and quality performance promotes success.
Quality StandardsView Lake Area Tech’s quality standards.
AccreditationLake Area Technical Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604