Dental Assisting Entrance Requirements

Required prior to entry in program (DA ) courses:

  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum placement scores resulting in WR 121 placement OR
    completion of WR 65/75/95 (“C” or better)
  • Minimum placement scores resulting in MTH 20/31 placement OR
    completion of MTH 10 (“C” or better)

Recommended prior to entry in program (DA ) courses:

  • Completion of computer competency (either competency test or CIS 120)

Program Enrollment Information:

The Dental Assistant Certificate Program cohort starts each fall. Enrollment is first-come, first-served for the first 24 students who have completed program preparation and prerequisites. Priority registration is given to currently enrolled certificate/degree-seeking students who have completed the highest number of credits at COCC.


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