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 YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
FALL SEMESTER
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 I3    
DLA 1205 Preventive Dentistry I1.50    
SPRING SEMESTER
DLA 1202 Supervised Dental Assisting Practice  1.50  
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 2205 Expanded Functions  2  
SUMMER SEMESTER
DLA 2202 Clinical Practice    5
Year Total: 16 15.5 5
 
Total Credit Hours:   36.5

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or heather_seghi@ivcc.edu, 224-3059.

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.  If currently certified in CPR, this course may be omitted.  They must also have ALH 1209 with a "C" or better with the past 12 months or complete an infection control review with one of the Dental Assisting program instructors.

Professional Writing Workshop scheduled by Program Coordinator required one time a semester enrolled.

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.

All students will be required to have a criminal background check and a 10 panel urine drug screen prior to starting the program.     

2/25/16