1. What times are classes offered?
Monday - Friday 7:30-5pm (summer qtr hours are longer) Program starts Fall and Spring quarters. Summer quarter registration is required. *printed schedule reflects only lecture time, and does not reflect additional required lab time.
2. Teaching Modality?
Face-to-face, web-enhanced ,lecture/lab, class size - 24 is the cap.
3. Can the program be taken part-time?
4. What kinds of jobs can one get?
Entry level chair-side dental assistant, dental front office, private general practice, or a specialty office, dental clinics. What is the starting salary? Start with $14-$18/hour.
5. What would be job options with only a Cert of Proficiency?
Same options as with an AAS degree.
6. Are internships required?
Yes, 120hours in private practice and off-campus clinics; Assistance is provided with placement or student can find a place on their own.
7. Prepared/Successful Students in this program have...
Attention to detail, punctuality, good attendance, enjoys working with people, flexibility with time schedules, follow professional industry standards regarding dress code.
8. What class-supplies, tools, uniforms needed?
The Instrument Issue (purchased through Smart Practice), scrubs and shoes, safety glasses.
9. What is the program cost?
10. Do I need health insurance?
No, but recommended.
11. Is the degree transferable?
12. Is having a Criminal Record an impediment to getting hired in the industry?
Yes, it could prevent you from getting registered as a dental assistant with the state (RDA).
13. Can I work while enrolled in the program?
Not recommended by faculty.