Dental Assistant

 
Certificate
    This certificate program is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level professional position as a skilled dental assistant. The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop computation and communication skills. Additional courses are designed to enhance the employment ability of the student by developing basic bookkeeping skills, interpersonal communications skills, and basic computer skills required in a dental assistant/receptionist environment. To be a successful employee in the dental assistant profession, a person must have a customer friendly and service orientation, the ability to respect confidentiality, possess eye/hand coordination and dexterity skills, and enjoy working in a team environment. An individual choosing this profession must display a positive attitude and be dependable. This certificate prepares the student for the Certified Dental Assistant National exam. Gainful Employment
 
General Education Requirements
Credits
Writing Level I (WR1)
3
MATH/APPM
3
Program Requirements
ACCT
1050
Practical Accounting I
3
CMAP
1680
Microcomputer Applications (IT)   OR
 
COSC
1200
Computer Information Systems (IT)
3
CO/M
1030
Interpersonal Communications (ORAL)
3
DNTA
1500
Orientation to Dental Assisting
1
DNTA
1810
Dental Assisting Fundamentals
5
DNTA
1910
Dental Radiography
3
DNTA
2520
Dental Office Procedures
1
DNTA
2820
Dental Therapeutics and Emergency Management
3
PFDV
1500
Managing Career Development
3
Total
31
 
Credential
    This credential program is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level professional position as a skilled dental assistant. To be a successful employee in the dental assistant profession, a person must have a customer friendly and service orientation, the ability to respect confidentiality, possess eye/hand coordination and dexterity skills, and enjoy working in a team environment. An individual choosing this profession must display a positive attitude and be dependable. This certificate prepares the student for the Certified Dental Assistant National exam.
Program Requirements
DNTA
1500
Orientation to Dental Assisting
1
DNTA
1810
Dental Assisting Fundamentals
5
DNTA
1910
Dental Radiography
3
DNTA
2520
Dental Office Procedures
1
DNTA
2820
Dental Therapeutics and Emergency Management
3
Total                                          
13

 

 

 

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