To prepare students for certification in dental assisting and to safely and effectively perform all functions that are legal for the dental assistant to perform in Florida. To prepare students to take the Dental Assisting National Board Exam. Quality patient care and the development of skilled dental assistants are the ultimate goals of the Dental Assisting program.
This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Dental assistant in private or specialty offices, public health facilities, private or governmental institutions.
12 credit hours + 960 clock hours = 1,230 contact hours
Applicant must have earned a standard high school diploma or GED diploma.
Applicant must be college-ready, which means the applicant does not need developmental education courses in English, reading and/or mathematics. This requirement may be satisfied by one or more of the following options:
- The Florida Statute on Developmental Education exemption
- Adequate placement scores from the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) or other college placement scores accepted by TCC
- Completion of developmental education courses
- Completion of at least ENC1101 College Composition and one general education Mathematics State Core course
Applicant must have successfully completed biology and chemistry in high school or college and have a high school or college cumulative unrounded GPA of 2.0 or better.
The Dental Assisting program begins in the Fall semester and is a limited-access program. Applicants must submit a TCC admissions application (www.tcc.fl.edu/apply) and a separate healthcare program application by the published deadline. Students may access the healthcare application through their TCC Passport account.
See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements for more important information.
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