10 - Month Program


Dental Assisting Program prepares the student to successfully pass the California State Licensure Examination to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and the National Examination to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). These courses are transferable to California State Universities.

Starting Salary:        Approximately $15 per hour

Fringe Benefits:        Dental care

(after 3 months)           Medical care

                                   Vacation/sick leave

                                   Possible profit sharing

Employment:             Full-time and part-time employments are available

Fees:                          Approximately $850.00



First Semester                                                      Second Semester

Enrollment fee                      $390                            Enrollment fee                      $481       

Textbooks/supplies/               300                            Textbook/supplies                  100

   lab fees/uniforms/                                                     lab fees


Name tags, safety                    35                            Misc. items                               25

   eye-wear & other

   small items                        ____                                                                        ____

                                            $725                                                                        $606


Financial aid is available.


Above fees do not include licensure examination fees:

            Certified Dental Assistant Exam                $225

            Registered Dental Assistant Exam               300


1st Semester:    Learn how to perform functions.

2nd Semester:   Perform functions in clinical settings and internship in dental schools

                        and offices.


Entrance requirement:        High school diploma or GED test


Requirements for completion of program:

        Completion of ENGL 90 or  ESL 150 (formerly ESL 72) or equivalent

        Completion of BIO 9 or equivalent

        Typing skill of 45 wpm or better

        Dental Assisting courses with a grade of "C" or higher