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Dental Assistant

Interested in becoming a                            dental assistant?

 

Ctec

Great Program & Best Price!

Learn Dental Sciences and Chair-Side Skills necessary to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in our California Dental Board accredited course. Both Pell and WIOA eligible. Graduate debt free with employment placement opportunities following completion.

Contact mdaetooth@mdusd.org or call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6728 for more information.

Program objectives

  • Learn dental sciences and chair-side skills.
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to pass the California Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam. 
  • Become a member of a dental health team, applying professional and ethical principles.
  • Prevent disease transmission by utilizing universal precautions in the work environment.

Program requirements for graduation

Classroom & Externship:

  • Attendance of 95%.
  • Complete 288 externship hours.
  • Complete all assignments.
  • Maintain at least an 80% on skills, assignments, assessments, and participation.
  • Take and pass the California Registered Dental Assistant Exam.

Physical:

  • Visual and hearing acuity
  • Ability to kneel, bend and lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Professional:

  • Communicate effectively, including active listening
  • Function as an effective team member
  • Prioritize and sequence
  • Utilize critical thinking
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and integrity
  • Ability to handle stress

Classes Begin   March 18, 2020

Program Information

High School Diploma or GED, health insurance, updated inoculations, and CPR/BLS training required before enrolling.

March 2020 - March 2021
8:30am-3:00pm M-TH   

Tuition: $6698.00*

*PELL & WIOA Grant Eligible. 

steps to enroll

and/or

  • Attend WIOA info session. See AJCC Calendar.
  • Set up doctor appointment to complete Health Verification form and get inoculations if needed. 
  • Return all paperwork to Room C5.
  • Attend Orientation to Health Careers (no charge).
  • Enroll in the program after all admission requirements are completed.
  • Complete paperwork (pick up and return to room C5).
  • Enroll in the program after all admission requirements are completed.
    1. If paying in full, enroll with secretary in Room C5 and sign enrollment agreement.
    2. If payment plan is desired, call 925-685-7340, ext. 6730, to make appointment to enroll, set up plan, make first payment, and sign enrollment agreement. 

Job Outlook

Dental Assistants, in the East Bay Area for 2019 made an average wage of $43,147 annually, or $20.74 hourly.

Jobs for Dental Assistants are expected to increase by 10.8 percent over the next 10 years.

(From: Labor Market Info)