Dental Assistant Certificate of Achievement 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.

       

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

   

BUS

155

Interpersonal Communications OR

3

3

   

COM

111

Public Speaking**

 4

4

 

 

 

 

Total

19/20

22/23

 

 

**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

42/43

46.5/47.5

 

 

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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