Dental Assistant Option 1


Option #1: Dental Assistant Associate of Applied Sciences Degree Program.
64 credits – 2 year delivery – Required sequencing is as follows:

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
DA 1200: Dental Communications 3 cr DA 1250: Dental Science II 3 cr
DA 1210: Dental Science I 3 cr DA 1255: Dental Materials 4 cr
DA 1215: Dental Practice Management 2 cr *BIOL 1110: Human Biology 4 cr
*English 1117 4 cr *COMM 1114 or 1130 3 cr
*PSYC 1611 or PSYC 2618 3 or 4 cr
Total 15 or 16 cr Total 14 cr

Summer Semester – General Education courses not complete.
Note: All 1st year general education courses must be complete prior to the
2nd year of the program (English, PSYC, Biology & Communication). The Humanities requirement could be completed in the
1st year or Fall semester of the
2nd year.

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
DA 1220: Chairside Assisting I 6 cr DA 1260: Chairside Assisting II 4 cr DA 1280: Dental Assisting Internship 7 cr
DA 1225: Dental Infection Control 2 cr DA 1265: Expanded Functions I 7 cr
DA 1230: Preventive Dentistry 2 cr DA 1275: Dental Radiology 3 cr
*Humanities 3 cr DA 1270: Expanded Functions II 1 cr
Total 13 cr Total 15 cr Total 7 cr

Pre-Admission Criteria for Options #1:

  • Diploma from high school/GED. (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 Pre-Admission criteria #2-4. Final acceptance into the Dental Assistant Program will be awarded upon submission of proof of high school graduation).
  • Earned a “2.5” GPA or better from high school or college.
  • Earned a “C” letter grade or better in high school Biology or college Biology (BIOL 1101 or its transfer equivalent).
  • Apply to RCTC and declare Dental Assisting as your major.
    Complete the following two (2) applications and return them to RCTC Admissions and Records:

    • RCTC General Application:
    • Dental Assistant Program Application (after September 1st):

Students must place into College level Reading and English on the ASAP Placement test (or its equivalent).