Dental Assistant Program Admission


Applications will open January 4, 2021 for Fall 2021. 

Admission Prerequisites

Enrolled at RCTC with Dental Assisting as declared major. All high school and transfer transcripts must be submitted prior to application.

☐ Students must place into College level Reading and English or have passed ENGL 1117 or transfer equivalency.

☐ Earned a “C” letter grade or higher in a high school or college Biology within five years from the fall program start date.

☐ Applicants must meet Program Choice GPA requirements.  AAS general education courses must be completed with a minimum grade of a “C” letter grade or higher​.

☐ Applicants in their senior year of high school may be given provisional acceptance into the Dental Assistant Program if they are on track to graduate and meet all Pre-Admission criteria.  Final acceptance into the Dental Assistant Program will be awarded upon submission of proof of high school graduation.

Program Choices

All program core requirements must be completed at an 80% or better to remain in the program. This grading requirement is set to aid student success when taking their final Board exams.

TWO YEAR OPTIONS – A.A.S. and Diploma  (2.5 minimum GPA)

☐  AAS (64 credits – program core courses + general education requirements)

☐  Diploma (47 credits – program core courses ONLY)

 

ONE YEAR ACCELERATED OPTIONS – A.A.S. and Diploma  (2.75 minimum GPA)

☐  AAS (64 credits) *Must have completed general education requirements PRIOR to Fall 2020.

☐  Diploma (47 credits – program core courses ONLY)

 

Please schedule an appointment with the Allied Health Advisor – Courtney Thoreson with any questions regarding this application or for additional program information.