About 38.7 percent of the 305 degrees and certificates handed out by the Western Dakota Technical Institute in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.
The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in City conferred 65 certificates and 53 associate's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.
But the single most popular program was for a certificate in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training. Data shows the school gave out 47 certificates in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, followed by 29 associate's degrees in Precision Metal Working, Other and 23 associate's degrees in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other.
The institute enrolled 1,006 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.
Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Health Professions and Related Programs total
Precision Metal Working, Other
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Precision Production total
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
Construction Trades total
Library and Archives Assisting
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total