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Pre-Dental Assisting

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: The Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is designed to help prepare students for admission to the Dental Assisting Certificate. Students enrolled in this CSC are not yet accepted into the Dental Assisting Certificate, but are completing their developmental (if required) and general education courses.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: This CSC is designed to prepare students to succeed in the Dental Assisting Certificate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students applying to this program must also complete Reynolds placement tests and submit an official high school transcript, GED, or certificate of completion of home schooling and college transcripts (if applicable) to Central Admissions and Records. The transcript must document completion of high school biology and one unit of high school math with a grade of “C” or better, or completion of Reynolds equivalent BIO 1 and MTE 2 with a grade of “S,” or completion of comparable college-level courses with a “C” or better. Students must complete all Reynolds developmental coursework prescribed as a result of placement tests.

PROGRAM NOTES: This CSC accepts new students in the spring, summer, and fall semesters of each year. Students must declare their plan as Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate (plan code 221-120-01) and will be assigned the Dental Assisting Certificate (plan code 120). Enrollment in the Dental Assisting Certificate is limited, so contact with the program head is imperative. Completion of this CSC does not guarantee admission to the Dental Assisting Certificate.

Students must report to the Student Success Center following placement testing for interpretation of scores and assistance with developing a course schedule to complete the Pre-Dental Assisting CSC. All developmental courses must be completed with a passing grade of “S” and prerequisite courses with a “C” or better. Students wishing to enter the Dental Assisting Certificate at the beginning of a fall semester must have all developmental and prerequisite courses completed by the end of the previous spring semester. Students wishing to enter in the beginning of a spring semester must have all requirements completed by the end of the previous summer semester.

After completing all developmental and prerequisite courses, students will need to interview with the program head to be eligible to enter the Dental Assisting Certificate.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115 or CSC 155. Those students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

HLT 105

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

ITE 1151

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

PSY 200

Principles of Psychology

3

0

3

TOTAL

11

0

11

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Pre-Dental Assisting 11

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1 CSC 155 can be substituted for ITE 115.