Dental Assisting Certificate Option 1

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses.  Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
ALH 1209 Infection Control Practices0.50    
DLA 1200 Dental Science I3    
DLA 1201 Dental Materials & Lab Procedures4    
DLA 1203 Chairside Assisting I4    
DLA 1204 Dental Radiography I2    
DLA 1202 Supervised Dental Assisting Practice  1.50  
DLA 1205 Preventive Dentistry I  2  
DLA 1206 Dental Office Management  3  
DLA 2200 Dental Science II  2  
DLA 2201 Dental Laboratory Procedures II  2  
DLA 2203 Chairside Assisting II  3  
DLA 2204 Dental Radiography II  2  
DLA 2202 Clinical Practice    5
Year Total: 13.5 15.5 5
 
Total Units in Sequence:   34

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or  theresa_moroni@ivcc.edu, 224-0359.

ALH 1209 is variable credit ranging from .50 to 1.50.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in each course of the "Dental Assisting Program". If there is a course prerequisite for a second semester DLA course, one must have a "C" or above for the course prerequisite to enroll in the second semester course. 

In order to take DLA 1201, DLA 1202, DLA 1204, DLA 2201, DLA 2202, and DLA 2204 students must have Health Care Provider certification in CPR through the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. This can be accomplished by earning certification through a local hospital, fire department, or ambulance service. 

CSP 1230 - If needed to meet keyboarding requirement for DLA 1206.

STUDENTS ARE TO FOLLOW THE SEQUENTIAL PATTERN OF DLA COURSES AS LISTED ON THIS CURRICULUM GUIDE.

Option I is Full-time.

PLEASE NOTE: The above excerpts have been taken from the "IVCC Dental Assisting Handbook". Please refer to that document for all application, admission, and retention information.

Beginning Fall 2011 all students will be required to have a criminal background check and a drug test prior to starting the program.     

10/15/12

 

Program cost, completion, and career information

Dental Assisting Certificate
Program Completion DataDept of Labor SOC-Codes Relating to this program of study
On-time graduation rate*86%31-9091Dental Assistants
In-field placement rate**56%
Median Loan Debt**56%
Estimated Program Cost
In-district
$5257
Out of district
$10403
Out of state
$11275
Cost Breakdown
Tuition
In-district
$3186
Out of district
$8332
Out of state
$9204
Course fees
$988
Books and supplies
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* Information based on previous Fiscal Year

** Information based on average of past five Fiscal Year