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​Dental Assisting Certificate (5001)

Provide a valuable health care service and establish a trusting relationship with patients as a dental assistant. The Dental Assisting Certificate program prepares students to be certified as a dental assistant who can safely assist in equipment and patient care within a dental office. The program can be completed in 11 months for a full-time student. A part-time option is not currently available.

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 Program Details

 

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Program Purpose:
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.

Program Length:
12 credit hours + 960 clock hours = 1,230 contact hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicants to the program must complete all admission requirements to the College. 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.

Program Application:
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.

View Healthcare Program Application Deadlines.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions

Contact:
(850) 558-4500 or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information


Program Courses (960 Clock Hours / 12 Credit Hours)


Note:


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.


Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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