Dental Assisting

Undergraduate Certificate in Dental Assisting 
Program Length: 36 weeks

This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

Students graduating on time

Ninety-five percent of Title IV students complete the program within 36 weeks *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$1,233 for in-state tuition and fees

$6,585 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$611 for books and supplies

 

Other Costs For this Program

Optional fees: $132 ($66/semester)

Optional fees include:

College Service Fee - $8.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

Student Technology Fee - $8.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

Parking Permit - $50.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with

$0 in debt *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

$0 per month in student loans with an interest rate of 4.45%. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

*This institution has appealed the earnings data for this program.

Graduates who got jobs

N/A*of program graduates got jobs according to the state job placement rate. 

State Information

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*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required. N/A*of program graduates got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate. 

Accreditor Information

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*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required.

N/A* of program graduates got jobs

*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Related employment fields:

Dental Assistants

Licensure Requirements

Program meets licensure requirements in:

StateA, StateB, StateC

Program does not meet licensure requirements in:

StateD, StateE

Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in:

California

Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in:

StateG, StateH

The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession:

StateI, StateJ, StateK

*State requires students to sit for licensure exam

*Program has no licensure requirements in any state.

 

Additional Program Information

The dental assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and Dental Board of the State of California. The program features full-time, part-time, and fast-track schedules. The full-time schedule is completed in one year. The part-time schedule must be completed within three years of continuous enrollment. The fast-track schedule is completed in a shorter time depending on student and clinical availability.

Students receive a comprehensive education including dental sciences, hands on practice laboratory, dental radiation safety certification, coronal polishing and sealant certificates, clinical experience in a community dental practice, state-of-the-art technology, dental business management preparation, and familiarity with dental specialty practices. Students completing the program are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination as well as the Dental Board of California Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) examination.

Graduates are eligible for employment in private dental practices, clinics and hospitals as assistants, technicians and dental practice management positions.

Total units for the certificate: 24

Upon the successful completion of this program, you should be able to:

1. Obtain employment in the dental profession or continue your education towards a degree.

2. Critically think, apply, and anticipate needs within dental applications and procedures.

3. Pass the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) examination.

4. Give back to the community as a representative of a dental professional through membership in professional organization(s) and/or participation in Advisory Committee activities in the Chaffey College dental assisting program.

The dental assisting certificate program of study is offered by Chaffey College's health, wellness and athletics academic and career community. Visit the health, wellness and athletics page for more information.

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