How to Apply

Fall 2018 application acceptance starts August 21st, 2017


Step 1:  



Step 2:



Applicants must have a High School Diploma, GED, post-secordary 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 91 or ENGL 86 or ESL 150 or equivalent (Placement in ENGL 88 or ENGL 95 or ESL 160)*
  • BIO 9 or ANAT 14 or ANAT 25 or PHYS 1 or PHYS 12 or equivalent*
  • Typing skill of 45 wpm or better, or Keyboarding course*

*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. 


Step 3:



Download and complete the Dental Assisting Program Application (Revised 11-30-2016).

*Please provide an email address you check frequently. We will be sending acceptance letters to the email you provide on the application. 

Return completed application to

  • In-Person: Ocean Campus, Cloud Hall 304
  • Email:
  • Fax: (415) 239-3719


The Dental Assisting Program starts every Fall semester.

Applications are accepted year round on a first come, first serve basis.


Step 4:



An acceptance letter will be sent out via email late March/early April.  

You are welcome to attend an optional orientation towards the end of the Spring semester.  


Step 5:



Register for Dental Assisting courses for Fall semester.

Check your acceptance letter for courses to take.  

Step 6:


Each applicant is required to complete and provide proof the following prior to the Fall Semester:

  • TB test within the last two years
  • Complete the first two Hep B vaccines

Each applicant is required to complete and provide proof the following prior to
November 30th:

  • CPR for Healthcare Provider Certificate