The dental assisting program offers a certificate in dental assisting and an associate of science degree with a major in dental assisting. The certificate program requires eight credit hours of prerequisite course work prior to the one academic year (two semesters) of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, the student receives a Certificate in Dental Assisting which qualifies the student to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Certification Examination. A second year of study enables students to earn an associate of science degree with a major in dental assisting.
The University Core Curriculum has been revised as of Fall 2014, which will result in curriculum changes for the major. When these changes are made, information will be posted on the program's website and and in future editions of the University Bulletin.
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