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Dental Assisting

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A major of 31.5 units is required for the associate in science degree.
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.
Mandatory    
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
     
  Recommended electives
(for both 2nd & 3rd semesters):
 
DA 380 Dental Assisting Skills Lab .5 units

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