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Dental Assisting

33 units constitute the certificate
Admittance to the dental assisting program requires the student to obtain program application forms and follow outlined procedures for enrollment. Applications and specific information are available from the health sciences department located in the building M Science Complex. A grade of "C" or better in the designated dental assisting classes is required to progress in the program.

1st Semester (Summer Session) 1 unit  
DA 310 Exploring Career Opportunities 1 units
2nd Semester (Fall Session) 16 Units  
DA 314 Introduction to Bio-Dental Science 3 units
DA 317 Dental Assisting Theory 7 units
DA 318 Basic Dental Assisting Skills 3 units
DA 319  Administrative Skills for Dental Assisting 3 units
3rd Semester (Spring Semester) 15.5 units  
DA 325 Clinical Dental Procedures         3.5 units
DA 326 Dental Radiography 4 units
DA 327 Dental Screening .5 units
DA 328 Pit and Fissure Sealants 1units
DA 329  Dental Assisting Practicum 5 units
DA 330 Coronal Polish 1 units
DA 332 RDA Law and Ethics .5 units
DA 348 RDA: Job Success Seminar .5 units

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Ashley Pickard

Ashley Pickard
Dental Assisting

"In ten month's time I've gained the knowledge and skills to provide myself with a new, fun and interesting career in the dental assisting field. I've had instructors who are in the field and it really helped me to become prepared and know what's expected of me when I start at an office. I'm excited about the dental program: it took me from being stuck at a career roadblock to having almost endless career opportunities."
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Dental AssistingVideo: Dental Assisting student Maricela talks about the real life experience she gets in the program.

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Last Modified Feb 8, 2016