Dental Assistant, Certificate
Manchester Community College's new thirty-one credit Dental Assistant certificate program has been designed to prepare students for a career as a dental assistant and to take the profession's credentialing examination.
For students who are able to attend school on a full-time basis, the program can be completed in eight months; for part-time students, the program can be completed in as little time as a year.
At MCC, the Dental Assistant program curriculum is a mix of science and hands-on/practical courses.
|DAS* 123||Chair Side Dental Assisting||4|
|DAS* 131||Oral Anatomy and Pathophysiology||3|
|DAS* 132||Dental Materials||4|
|DAS* 133||Dental Radiography||4|
|DAS* 134||Oral Health Promotion||1|
|DAS* 135||Dental Practice Management||1|
|DAS* 136||Infection Control in Dentistry||1|
|DAS* 200||Dental Assistant Clinical Practicum||3|
|BIO* 115||Human Biology||4|
|COM* 173||Public Speaking||3|
|PSY* 111||General Psychology I||3|
|Total Credits Required: 31|
Division of Mathematics, Science and Health Careers: 860-512-2700
Upon successful completion of all Dental Assistant certificate program requirements, graduates will:
- Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain an entry level position as a dental assistant.
- Receive instruction on effective communication.
- Be eligible and prepared to take the national examination in order to qualify as a Certified Dental Assistant.
- Be introduced to the employment opportunities available in the field of dental assisting.
For Additional Information, Contact:Health Careers Office, 860-512-2704