Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

The Dental Assistant program sequence is as follows:

(The student, however, may complete any or all of the general education coursework (non-DA) prior to entry to the Dental Assistant program, i.e.: M 090 or higher, and/or COMX 115 or PSYX 100)

A grade of C- or above must be achieved in all courses to advance in the program and to graduate.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
DENT 110 Theory of Infect Ctrl and Dis *,+ 1
DENT 115 Head, Neck and Oral Anatomy *,+ 4
DENT 116 Dental Office Management *,+ 2
DENT 120 Oral Radiology/Radiography I *,+ 3
DENT 123 Chairside Theory and Pract I *,+ 4
Select one of the following:  
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing **,+ 3
 Credits17
Spring
DENT 121 Oral Radiology/Radiography II *,+ 2
DENT 124 Chairside Theory and Pract II *,+ 4
DENT 140 Dental Sci/Prevent Dentistry *,+ 4
DENT 145 Dental Specialties *,+ 3
M 090 Introductory Algebra (or higher) **,+ 3
 Credits16
Summer
DENT 195 Clinical Off Practice and Sem *,+ 7
Select one of the following:  
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology + 3
 Credits10
 Total Credits43

All required Dental Assistant program coursework must be successfully (C- or better) completed prior to enrollment in DENT 195, with the exception of Intro to Interpersonal Communication or General Psychology, which may be taken during the summer term.