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Dental Office Aide - DF11 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Dental Office Aide technical certificate of credit program prepares students to work in a dental office or clinic. This technical certificate of credit will provide high school students with the necessary skills needed to perform a wide range of tasks, including reception, record keeping, patient interactions and appointment scheduling in the dental office setting. Upon successful completion and earning a high school diploma, students can complete three core courses and earn the Dental Office Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit, which is an application requirement for admission into the Dental Assisting Diploma program.

Locations Offered:
High School

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Curriculum
Occupational Courses 15
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures 4
Choose One of the Following (1 Hours) 1
DENA 1000 Introduction to the Dental Practice 1
DENA 1010 Basic Human Biology 1

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