College courses available to high school students

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Area high school students can get a jump-start on college general courses or start a specific college for free, or at a reduced cost at Western Dakota Tech. On Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Western Dakota Tech, you can register to attend the dual enrollment information night to learn more information.

There are many benefits of dual enrollment for students:

-opportunity to graduate faster by earning college credit while in high school
-time and money savings
-chance to explore career fields
-experience college on a campus setting
-availability of transferable general education classes
-credit earned for passing a course and not just a test
-ability to choose from more than 380 online and on-campus courses

Students can register for dual enrollment information night at

For more information, call Nora Leinen, Western Dakota Tech Assistant Director of Dual Enrollment and Offsite Services, at 605.718.2541 or email at