Dental Assistants are multi-skilled dental professionals trained to work in many specialty areas of dentistry, including restorative dentistry and preventive oral health care. You’ll learn the skills necessary to provide patient education, apply pit and fissure sealants, produce intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs, polish teeth and fillings, assist the dentist, prepare dental materials, and manage dental offices.
Schedule of Courses
Entry Requirements and Additional Information
Academic advising for course registration is mandatory each semester for all students enrolled in degree, diploma, or certificate programs All Health Education advisors will be using Starfish to post office hours that will allow students to make appointments without assistance. Students are able to access Starfish through eTc or Blackboard. Please remember, appointment times are valuable and should be cancelled through Starfish if appointments cannot be kept. Students who schedule appointments with an advisor and no show two times will not be allowed to make another appointment until meeting with the Division Dean to discuss the missed appointments. If you have any questions, call the Health Education Division office at (864) 646-1400.
|Program of Study||Credential/Outcome||Eligible for Financial Aid||Course Scheduling||Location|
|American Heart Association Certifications||Noncredit, CEU/Recertification,Noncredit, Prof Dev||Call 864-646-1700||Day||Pendleton|
|Community Paramedicine||Noncredit, Prof Dev||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Emergency Medical Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day,Evening||Easley|
|Expanded Duty Dental Assisting||Diploma||Yes||Day||Pendleton|
|IV Therapy||Noncredit, Prof Dev||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Medical Laboratory Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day||Pendleton|
|Patient Care/Multi-Skilled Healthcare Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Varies||Pendleton|
|Personal Trainer||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Phlebotomy Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Veterinary Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day,Evening||Pendleton|
For students who wish to continue work toward a four-year degree, we encourage you to work with your advisor on the steps that are best for your plans. Learn more about transfer options here.
The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.
ALL 2016-2017 graduates earned their Certified Dental Assisting (CDA) credential issued by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).