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Dental Assisting PSAV Certificate (5001)

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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.

Employment Types:
Dental assistant in private or specialty offices, public health facilities, private or governmental institutions.

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

Admission Requirements:

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, or completion of at least ENC1101 College Composition  and one general education mathematics  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.

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. Click here to access the healthcare application.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions

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

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information


Fall Semester (270 Clock Hours / 6 Credit Hours)


Spring Semester ( 375 Clock Hours / 5 Credit Hours)


Summer Semester (315 Clock Hours / 1 Credit Hour)


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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