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It’s a time of big decisions for you, which is why we created this one-stop Admissions page. Only you can choose the career path that fits your passion. Just remember – our admissions staff and everyone here at Lake Area Tech can help as you search!

Q&A for Prospective Students

What should I know about Lake Area Tech?

We have a LOT to offer! Our campus – located in Watertown, SD – is growing fast to accommodate the latest technology, awesome training facilities and record-breaking student numbers. With well-established programs and a sparkling reputation for excellence, Lake Area Tech grads are in demand all over South Dakota and beyond. In fact, 99% of Lake Area Tech grads are employed or are continuing their education.

I’m curious. What programs does Lake Area Tech offer?

You can click here for a full list of Lake Area Tech programs. You can also call (605-882-5284) and ask to speak to an admission representative – or stop by and visit us in person. The admission offices are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. during the school year and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the summer.

I want to visit Lake Area Tech, is that possible?

Yes! We encourage anyone who is interested in a program at Lake Area Tech to schedule a tour. We can visit with you about your interests or concerns, and take you to see a class or lab in action, meet the instructors, and find out if this is the right place for you!

How do I apply?

It’s as easy as the click of a button to apply online.

When should I apply?

Lake Area Tech semesters start in August and January. Most programs have limited space – so we recommend you apply as soon as you can!

I’m working full-time/live a distance from Watertown – what are my options?

Lake Area Tech recognizes that many of today’s students need greater flexibility with their education. While most of our traditional programs require a full-load of courses on the Lake Area Tech campus, we also now offer 15 unique “E-Degrees“. A hybrid E-Degree allows you to take many required courses online, from the convenience of your home. You will also be required to travel to the Lake Area Tech campus for crucial hands-on experience and/or clinical experience. How frequently you have to be on campus varies by program. Please contact us for more information.

Annual Assessment Report

The Lake Area Tech Annual Assessment Report is available upon request. Contact the Assessment Coordinator (605-882-5284 ext. 473).

Course Registration

All new students are registered by the Director of Enrollment’s Office. If you believe some of your high school and/or college credit may be transferable to LATC, please contact the Director of Enrollment (605-882-5284 ext. 228). Once registered you will be able to view your class schedule through the online student portal. Continuing students, please ask your advisor for guidance.