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Dental Assisting Advanced Certificate

Flexible, hands-on program

Prerequisites Credit Hours
**Biology 110, Biological Science or Biology 205, Human Anatomy 4
**Health 101, Introduction to Allied Healthcare Careers 2
**Health 103, Medical Terminology 2
**Health 160, Introduction to Dental Assisting 3


Major Requirements Credit Hours
Dental Assisting 166, Chairside I 3
Dental Assisting 167, Chairside II 3
Dental Assisting 168, Chairside III 3
Dental Assisting 169, Chairside V 3
Dental Assisting 170, Introduction to Dental Office Assisting 2
Dental Assisting 172, Medical Issues in Dental Office 2
Dental Assisting 174, RDA I 3
Dental Assisting 175, RDA II 3
Dental Assisting 177, Dental Assisting Clinical 4
+Dental Assisting 181, Radiography for Dental Assisting 3

+ Courses are open to all employed dental assistants



Once you pass your exam and start working, you can expect to earn about $36,000 per year. Plus, the need for dental assistants is expected to grow 14% by 2024, so your chances of getting and keeping a job are excellent!

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