Feb 01, 2023  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Assisting Diploma

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For more information please see the Dental Assisting Program Overview .


The dental assisting diploma provides students with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to assist during the delivery of dental care and to perform supportive laboratory procedures and basic business office tasks. The diploma course of study emphasizes the development of clinical, laboratory, and basic business office skills.

Note: This diploma is available at Hastings

Suggested Sequence of Courses  

Subtotal: 34

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with a diploma will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. Graduates can meet the requirement by:
Note: Scores for specific health program admission may vary from the scores listed. Please see the program director for more specific information.

   1. Acquiring appropriate Mandatory Assessment scores in math, writing and reading.
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0930 Practical Math OR MATH 0940 Pre-Algebra with a C or above.
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.
  3. Completing a 1000-level MATH or ENGL course with a D or above.

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with a diploma will complete a minimum of 9 credits of General Education from the following:

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 6 credit(s)
    (Required:   or   AND SPCH 1400 )
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 credit(s)

Subtotal: 9

Total Credits for Diploma: 43

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