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Dental Assisting Course Sequence

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Dental Assisting certificate.

Dental Assisting Certificate Course Sequence

Getting Started

This program has special admission requirements and enrollment limits. The first step to entering this program is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete program entry requirements. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Entry Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
BI060 Basic Science for Dental Assistants 3
CIS101 Computing Concepts 3
COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
FYE105 Creating College Success 2
RD115 Academic Thinking and Reading (or higher) 3
SSP112 Effective Learning (If placement test score below RD120) 3

Dental Assisting Certificate 

TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 DEN150 Dental Sciences 3
  DEN151 Introductory Concepts in Dental Assisting 3
  DEN153 Dental Materials 1 3
  DEN156 Dental Anatomy 4
  DEN165 Dental Office Emergency Management 2
  MTH060 Introductory Algebra+ (or higher) 4
2 DEN160 Dental Specialties 3
  DEN161 Dental Assisting Practicum 1 3
  DEN162 Intermediate Clinical Skills 2
  DEN163 Dental Materials 2 3
  DEN164 Dental Radiology 1 3
  DEN170 Dental Office Management 2
  PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations+ (or higher) 4
3 DEN171 Dental Assisting Practicum 2 9
  DEN172 Expanded Functions. 3
  DEN174 Dental Radiology 2 2
  WR121 Academic Composition (or higher) 4