Lake Area Technical Institute

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 730

Watertown, SD 57201

(605) 882-5284

(800) 657-4344

Fax: (605) 882-6299

Contact: Kim Bellum

Dean of Curriculum Coordinator
Main Address

PO Box 730

Watertown, SD 57201

(605) 882-5284

www.lakeareatech.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,259

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Very important admission factors:

Standardized Test Scores

Important admission factors:

Rigor of secondary school record

Testing requirements vary by program.


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Agriculture – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Banking/Financial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Finance/Banking A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology A

Construction Trades

Carpentry C

Engineering

Civil Engineering A
Mechanical Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A
Aircraft Powerplant Technology A
Automotive Technology A
Diesel Mechanics A
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A
Mechanics & Repair – General A

Precision Production Trades

Tool/Die Technology A
Welding Technology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Lake Area Technical Institute Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (605) 882-5284
Website: www.lakeareatech.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.lakeareatech.edu
Address: 1201 Arrow Avenue, Watertown, SD 57201-0730
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,245
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,527 (68% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,332
Out-of-state Tuition: $5,332
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $3,769

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Lake Area Technical Institute Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lake Area Technical Institute.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Construction Trades 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 46
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 25
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Transportation and Materials Moving 11
Grand total 1226

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lake Area Technical Institute and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $5,332
Out-of-state $5,332
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 588 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 444 69% $3,769
Student loan aid 549 86% $6,146

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,236 60% $4,952
Federal student loans 1,453 71% $6,001

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lake Area Technical Institute. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lake Area Technical Institute students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lake Area Technical Institute Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,245
Undergraduate enrollment 2,245
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lake Area Technical Institute Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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