Dental Assistant Associate Degree Program Map

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PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Credits

Contacts

Grade

Comments

Program admission requires a 2.0 minimum GPA on high school or college transcript, or pass GED

 

 

 

 

Mathematics: Placement into MTH 111 or higher, or successful
completion of MTH 23*

 

 

 

 

Communications: Placement into ENG 111, or completion of
ENG 99* or ENG 108

 

 

 

 

*These credits do not count toward degree requirements.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Credits

Contacts

Grade

Comments

The following courses may be taken before entering the program, after completing the program, or in any semester prior to graduation:

 

 

 

 

PSY

101

Introduction to Psychology

3

3

 

 

ENG

111

English Composition

4

4

 

 

ENG

112

English Composition

4

4

 

 

BIO

106

Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)

4

5

 

 

BUS

155

Interpersonal Communications OR

3

3

 

 

COM

111

Public Speaking

4

4

 

 

 

 

Humanities Elective Group I

3

3

 

 

 

 

Electives

3-4

3-4

 

 

 

 

Total

25

26

 

 

FALL SEMESTER

Credits

Contacts

Grade

Comments

HPD

110

BLS for Health Care Providers (CPR)

.5

.5

 

 

HAH

120

Infection Control

2

2

 

 

HDA

101

Introduction to Dentistry

2

2

 

 

HDA

120

Dental Anatomy

3

3

 

 

HDA

150

Dental Office Management

2

2

 

 

HDA

160

Dental Emergencies

1

1

 

 

HDA

242

Dental Radiography (Lecture)

2

2

 

 

HDA

243

Dental Radiography (Lab)

1.5

3

 

 

 

 

Total

14

15.5

 

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Credits

Contacts

Grade

Comments

HDA

112

Dental Materials (Lecture)

2

2

 

 

HDA

113

Dental Materials (Lab)

1

2

 

 

HDA

140

Oral Pathology/Pharmacology

2

2

 

 

HDA

170

Preventive Dentistry

2

2

 

 

HDA

240

Chairside Procedures (Lecture)

5

5

 

 

HDA

241

Chairside Procedures (Lab)

2

4

 

 

HDA

282

CDA/RDA Written Exam Prep

2

2

 

 

 

 

Total

16

19

 

 

**May be taken prior to entering the program, or fall or spring
semester while in the program.

 

 

 

 

SUMMER SEMESTER

Credits

Contacts

Grade

Comments

HDA

251

Dental Assistant Internship I

4

4

 

 

HDA

252

Dental Assistant Internship II

4

4

 

 

HDA

286

RDA Clinical Exam Prep

1

1

 

 

 

 

Total

9

9

 

 

 

 

Total Program Credits/Contacts

64

69.5

 

 

General Information:

  • Students may be required to enroll in English (ENG 97, 99, 108, OR 111+11) AND/OR Math (MTH 06/08,
    08, 10/23 or 23) courses depending on their COMPASS OR ASSET scores.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 must be maintained throughout the program.
  • A 2.0 grade or higher is required in all HDA and HAH classes.
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