Program Class Requirements

Certification

 

The Dental Assistant program at DACC is nationally accredited by

the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Program

Accreditation. It is also recognized by the New Mexico State Board

of Dentistry as a continuing-education provider.

 

Curriculum & Classes Required

The following classes are pre-requisites for the program and it is recommended they be completed before application to the program:

Prefix & No. Course Title
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition
OECS 101 Computer Basics
—OR— OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology
—OR— C S 110 Computer Literacy
Prefix & No. Course Title
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition
OECS 101 Computer Basics
—OR— OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology
—OR— C S 110 Computer Literacy

(English and Computer classes must be completed with a "C" or better in order for application to qualify.  Other classes can be in the course of the program, or after program core classes are completed.)

If you have already completed these pre-requisites you may want to take the classes listed below to enhance your knowledge: (Enhancement classes)

Prefix & No. Course Title
DAS 101 Introduction to Dental Assisting
DAS 131 Dental Office Management I
DAS 133 Dental Office Management II
AHS 120 Medical Terminology
COLL 101 College Success
COLL 201 Critical Thinking
HLS 150 Personal Health and Wellness

Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed DAS 101, DAS 131 & DAS 133.