Location(s): General education courses are available at all BC locations. Program specific courses for this program are offered at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
Program Entrance Requirements:
- Minimum Broward College Overall GPA of 2.5.
- Completion of ENC1101 COMPOSITION I and a General Education Speech course (minimum grade of "C").
- A2 HESI test for Dental Assisting
- Applicants must complete the Health Science limited access program admission application and requirements
Program Description: As certified members of the dental team, dental assistants provide a wide range of services drawing on knowledge of the dental sciences, specialized, clinically honed skills and proficiency in office management procedures.
Graduates of our 12-month Applied Technical Diploma (ATD) Dental Assisting program are awarded the Expanded Functions Certificate and the Dental Radiographer Certificate accepted by the state of Florida. Clinical training takes place in our on-campus dental clinic, Broward Dental Research Clinic (BDRC), and in community-based health facilities. Visit program’s website for additional information.
Additional Program Information
Students must complete all required coursework with a grade of “C” or higher and earn a minimum degree grade point average of 2.0. The transfer of 44 dental assisting ATD credits is guaranteed for 3 years following the ATD award date, and there is no expiration for the 6 credits of general education coursework.
|GE Course||General Education Speech||3|
|Apply to the Program (By March 29th)|
|DEA1000||INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL PRARCTICE/ASSISTING||3|
|DES1020||DENTAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY||3|
|DES1100L||DENTAL MATERIALS LAB (ATD)||1|
|DES1200L||DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY LAB||1|
|DES1832||EXPANDED FUNCTIONS I||1|
|DES1832L||EXPANDED FUNCTION I LABORATORY||1|
|DES1833||EXPANDED FUNCTIONS II||2|
|DES1833L||EXPANDED FUNCTION II LAB||1|
|DES1805||CLINICAL PROCEDURES I||2|
|DES1805L||CLINICAL PROCEDURES I LAB||1|
|DEA1940L||CLINICAL PRACTICE I||2|
|DEA1131||ALLIED DENTAL THEORY||2|
|DES1502||DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT||2|
|BSC1084||BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY||3|
|DEA1941L||CLINICAL PRACTICE II||3|
See General Education course information here.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.
Credit for Prior Learning
Accelerate your path to completion with these options:
- Credit by exam
- Earned industry certifications
- Prior Learning Assessment
- And much more…
Related Industry Certifications
Upon completing this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the following industry certifications/licenses:
- Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
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