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Paralegal Program - Western Dakota Technical Institute

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Paralegal Program Information

Western Dakota Technical Institute
Paralegal Program
800 Mickelson Drive
Rapid City, South Dakota

Tel: 605.394.4034 or 1.800.544.8765
Fax: 605.394.1789

Associate Degree


Western Dakota Technical Institute is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. It is a public community college offering that has been approved by the South Dakota Board of Education to grant associate degrees and certificates. It is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It offers nearly 26 different career programs and offers both classrooms as well as distance mode of education. Classes are offered in the day, evenings, weekends as well as online. The class sizes are small ensuring that students get personalized attention.

It accepts dual credit as well as life experience and its curriculum is reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that students are trained in the latest skills sets required in their respective fields. Faculty members are experts in their respective areas of study and are practicing legal professionals. Student services such as career counseling, placement service, on-campus day care services as well as a well stocked library are available. Financial aids such as grants, loans and scholarships are available.

Western Dakota Technical Institute offers an 18 month Paralegal Studies program approved by the American Bar Association that lead up to an associate's degree. Paralegals are employed in various fields of law such as patent and copyright law, litigation, corporate law, criminal law, bankruptcy, employee benefits, and real estate law. Successful graduates are employed by private law firms, government agencies, insurance firms, corporate law departments etc.


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