The 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 $25 per hour
Possible Fringe Benefits: (after 3 months)
- Vacation/sick leave
- Possible profit sharing
Employment: Full-time and part-time employments are available
Positions available in offices/clinics, sales, insurance companies, education, compliance companies.
First Semester Second Semester
Enrollment fee* $700 Enrollment fee* $870
Textbooks/supplies/lab fees/ 450 Textbook/supplies/lab fees 230
uniforms/ vaccination Misc. items 25
Name tags, safety eye-wear 25
& other small items ____ ____
*Financial aid is available.
Above fees do not include licensure examination fees:
Certified Dental Assistant Exam $425
Registered Dental Assistant Exam $160
1st Semester: Learn how to perform functions.
2nd Semester: Perform functions in clinical settings and internship in dental schools and offices.
Requirements for completion of program:
- ENGL 91 or ENGL 86 or ESL 150 or equivalent (Placement in ENGL 88 or ENGL 95 or ESL 160)*
- BIO 9 or BIO 106 (formerly ANAT 14) or BIO 108 (formerly ANAT 25) or BIO 112 (formerly PHYS 1 or PHYS 12) or equivalent
- Typing skill of 45 wpm or better, or Keyboarding course
- Dental Assisting courses with a grade of "C" or higher