NOTE: Prepares students to be part of a dental team. Students will have access to clinical experiences where they can observe chair side practice and equipment maintenance using a variety of delivery systems. Opportunities for employment include Sterilization Assistants and Dental Receptionists. This certificate is offered through the NW Career and Technical Academy located on the SVC campus. Classes will start in early September, following the Mount Vernon School District schedule. To view the calendar, go to the following website: (www.nwtech.k12.wa.us)
* or AHE 160 and 161. AHE 102 may be taken summer quarter prior to starting the Dental program.
** Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class. (WMATH 100 can substitute for MATH& 107)
*** AHE 106 may be taken either Winter or Spring; or it can be taken Summer quarter following the first 3 quarters.
**** or PSYC& 100.
NOTE: This is a three quarter program designed to provide entry level skills and education to college students interested in a future career as a dental professional. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a technical core of entry level courses required in many college level Dental Assisting programs. At completion of this program, students may choose to continue their Dental Assisting education or seek entry level employment such as a Sterilization Assistant and/or Dental Receptionist.