Dental Assistant

The general objective of the Dental Assistant Diploma Program is to produce graduates who are capable of serving a variety of functions within a number of dental settings. Graduates of this program will have an understanding of key concepts in major areas of infection control, radiation health safety and comprehensive dental assisting. Upon completion of the program the student will have a valid x-ray license and CPR card. After graduation of this course and having 6 months work experience, graduates will be eligible to take the E.D.D.A weekend course for licensing.

Curriculum 78.3 credit hours
Normal program length: 12 months (day only)
Course No. Subject Title

Credit Hrs

CED-110

Critical Thinking

2.4

CED-303

Job Readiness – Resumes

2.4

CED-304

Job Readiness – Interviews

2.4

CPT-101

Introduction to Computers

2.1

CPT-201/202

Word I/II

4.2

DEN-100

Dental Charting and Terminology

2.4

DEN-101

Biomedical Sciences

2.4

DEN-102

Dental Science

2.4

DEN-103

Radiation Health Safety

2.4

DEN-104A/104B

Dental Assisting Lab IA/IB

2.4

DEN-201

Intro to the Dental Office, Dental Law and Ethics

4.8

DEN-202

Infection Control

4.8

DEN-204

Dental Assisting Lab II

2.4

DEN-301

Comprehensive Dental Assisting

4.8

DEN-302

Dental Materials

4.8

DEN-304

Dental Assisting Lab III

2.4

DEN-404

Dental Assisting Lab IV

2.4

ENG-204/205

Business English I/II

4.8

ENG-304

Business Communications

4.8

GED-304/305

Psychology I/II

4.8

GED-310/311

Social Dynamic/Social Institutions

4.8

GED-501/502

Interpersonal Communications I/II

4.8

OPD-202

Office Procedures

4.8

78.3


Cost

How much will this program cost me?
Tuition and fees: $9,680
Books and supplies: $2,000
On-campus room & board: not offered
 
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Financing

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
 
Federal loans: $8,067
Private education loans: $0
Institutional financing plan: $0
 
The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 100% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

Success

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 75% finished in 12 months.
 
What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is 60%.


Students may substitute courses that meet the career objective with approval of the Dean of Academics.

Program revision and modification disclaimer:  In an effort to maintain up-to-date curriculum and coursework, the institution will revise program content on an ongoing basis.  These changes include but are not limited to: entire programs or courses and content within a course.  These improvements ultimately serve the student, ensuring our programs are current and in line with the needs of the professional community.

Please look over the following Disclosure Requirements  for the Dental Assistant Program.