Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

DENTAL ASSISTING – H170106 •Upon graduating from the Dental Assisting Program the student will be able to perform different types of patient care, office and laboratory duties. The student will be able to assist the dentist and other dental auxiliary to provide more efficient dental treatment. A major part of the program includes externships in various dental offices throughout Collier County.

DENTAL ASSISTING – H170106 • The Occupational Completion Points below, also known as OCP’s, represent a group of competencies or skills associated with this program’s curriculum frameworks. The CTE instructional standards and benchmarks are annually approved by the State Board of Education.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE HOURS
DEA0725
DEA0726
Introduction to Dental Assisting
Dental Infection Control Assistant
90
210
DEA0727
DEA0728
Dental Assisting 1
Dental Assisting 2
465
465

DENTAL ASSISTING – H170106

AVERAGE WAGE:
$16.59 hourly, $34,500 annual

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:
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INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:
• Earn certificates in Dental Radiology and Expanded Functions according to Florida Board of Industry requirements for Dental Assistants
• Upon completion of the program the student is prepared to take the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam

SCHEDULE:
Program Length: 1,230 hours

FALL & SPRING HOURS:
M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SUMMER:
Hours may vary

APPROXIMATE COST:
$5,557

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Students must take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). In lieu of the TABE test, applicants who possess a college degree at the associate in applied science level or higher may submit proof of a U.S. college degree from a regionally accredited institution.

1. Meet with an advisor to discuss career programs.

2. Complete an application, and pay a $30.00 non-refundable application fee. The application fee is valid for one year.

3. Complete Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test if required.

• Students who self-identify with a disability will be referred to Specialized Student Services.

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Contact:
Student Services
239-377-0900
Email:
LWTC@collierschools.com.

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