Applicants must have a High School Diploma, GED, post-secondary degree, or equivalent.
Applicants are required to complete the following courses with a C or higher prior to applying to the Dental Assisting Program:
- ENGL 88 or ESL 186
- or placement in ENGL 1A or ESL 188*
- Biology (ONE of the following courses)**:
- BIO 9 (Human Biology); or
BIO 106 (Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology); or
BIO 108 (General Human Anatomy); or
BIO 111 (Human Physiology); or
BIO 112 (Introduction to Human Physiology); or
- Equivalent course at any college
- Typing skill of 45 wpm or better, or Keyboarding course
This requirement may be met by successfully completing a computer or typing class, or a typing test can be administrated at the Program’s office. The course for the typing skill does not need to be met at college level. Proof of successful completion of a computer or typing class will be acceptable on any level.
* Students who have a Bachelor's degree (BS or BA), are waived from the English, Science, and typing requirements. Please provide proof of degree with your application.
Bachelor's degrees earned in English speaking countries/universities other than the US will be considered based on transcripts. Please submit an English copy of your transcripts for review.
** Students who have not attended college for more than 2 years or do not have a degree in science: It is highly recommended to complete BIO 9 or BIO 106 as a refresher course prior to the program.
Students who do not have college experience or have not attended school for more than 2 years: IDST 50 is highly recommended to strengthen study strategies, test taking skills and note taking skills.
Students may apply while you are concurrently enrolled in the prerequisite courses. Please indicate this in the application. Students may be conditionally accepted to the program, pending verification of your final grade. All courses must be completed PRIOR to the Fall semester.