Because this is a non-credit program, it is not available for Federal Financial Aid programs. Students may be qualified for other funding sources through scholarships, loans, and other programs.
About the Program
To qualify for entry into this program, students must have completed a high school diploma or GED.
What can I do with this degree?
Potential Careers & Wages
There is an increasing need for dental assistants in our region with the median salary of $21/hour.
Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Describe the process for gathering and assessing patient health information
- Explain the foundations of and procedures used in clinical dentistry
- Summarize the use of radiology in dentistry and issues associated with it
- Describe the primary materials, instruments, and equipment used in dentistry including basic care and maintenance of instruments
- Outline how dental assistants assist with various dental procedures and types of dentistry
- Summarize the essential administrative and communication skills required of dental assistants
- Explain the anatomy, physiology, and pathology concepts associated with dentistry
- Explain infection control, safety, and emergency procedures and regulations in the dental environment
- Explain pediatric and orthodontic procedures and tools
Includes all textbooks and materials and Certificate of Completion.