Build Dakota Signing Certificate

Build Dakota Signing Day

Southeast Technical College is recognizing its 160+ students awarded full-ride Build Dakota Scholarships at a special signing event and registration day on June 7, 2024. 

During the Day, You Will

  • Learn details about the Build Dakota Scholarship.
  • Meet faculty in your program who will advise you about your course of study.
  • Register for classes.
  • Meet your Student Success Advisor and learn about student support resources.
  • Attend an Information Session designed for parents and families.

The Day's Schedule 

8 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast (2001 N Career Ave)
8:30 a.m. Program with Dusty Johnson, D-S.D., U.S. House of Representatives; Dana Dykhouse, CEO/President of First PREMIER and Chair of the SD Board of Technical Education and the Build Dakota Scholarship Program; and Jim Dover, CEO/President of Avera Health
9:15 a.m. Build Dakota Signing Ceremony

The remainder of the day's schedule is only for Build Dakota Scholars and their families. 

10:15 a.m. Build Dakota Information Session
10:45 a.m. Southeast Tech Enrollment Information
11:15 a.m. Academic Advising Sessions and Registration
11:15 a.m. Parent/Guest FAQ Panel

What Does Build Dakota Cover?

  • Tuition and Program Fees 
  • When you arrive for classes this fall, you will receive a box with your name on it that will have everything you will need for your program – including Books, Tools, Program Supplies and Uniforms. Please do not purchase any items from an outside vendor, as you will not be reimbursed for those purchases.
  • Build Dakota also provides a laptop. You do not have the option to upgrade this laptop. Your laptop is assigned to you based on your program, and it will be ready for you when you arrive for JumpStart.

What is required of Build Dakota Scholars to maintain their scholarship?

  • Full-time student status 
  • On-time program completion 
  • 2.5 CGPA
  • Pay for re-take courses at own expense
  • Industry sponsor’s requirements, if applicable
  • Adhere to Southeast Tech’s Code of Conduct Policy
  • Work three years in field after graduation 

What to Bring 

  • Government issued picture ID (e.g., Driver’s License or ID Card) 
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Immunization Record
  • Final High School Transcript (with senior grades and graduation date)
  • Placement scores – In order to place students in the appropriate levels of English and Math classes at Southeast Tech, we need to have placement scores on file. Please submit your ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER scores to the Admissions Office, if you haven’t already done so. If you have not completed an ACT, SAT or an ACCUPLACER, you may need to take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Exam. Sign up at