Western Dakota Tech has some other changes coming as well, two expanded programs.
The institution will be changing its Practical Nursing Program into an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Along with offering a new diploma program in Precision Machining Technology.
According to the South Dakota Labor Market Information Center. The number of machinists is expected to grow by more than 13 percent through 2020.
And the number of licensed practical nurses, to grow by more than 16 percent.
"Both changes are really important for Western Dakota Tech and for our community. Both fields are in demand and there are lots of jobs available. So, students can expect to learn the skills they need for concern that are currently in demand in our community," says Steve Buchholz, Marketing Director for WDT.
Both of Western Dakota Tech's programs begin this fall
Graduates can expect to put in two semesters for Precision Engineering, and five semesters for Practical Nursing.