Certificate in Dental Assisting
(40 Credits)

Information for Current and Future Students

First Semester - Fall
Total Credit Hours: 15

HCHS 111Medical Terminology3 credit hours
HCDA 101Introduction to Dental Assisting2 lecture, 1 lab credits
HCDA 120Pre-Clinical Dental
2 lecture, 1 lab credits
HCDA 140Preventive Dentistry2 lecture, 1 lab credits
HCDA 115Dental Science2 lecture credits
HLED 1115American Heart Association
1 lecture credit

Second Semester - Spring
Total Credit Hours: 13

HCDA 130Dental Radiology2 lecture, 1 lab credits
HCDA 125Dental Specialties2 lecture, 1 lab credits
HCDA 164Seminar in Dental Assisting Topics2 lecture credits
HCDA 170Dental materials2 lecture, 1 lab credits
HCDA 160Oral Pathology2 lecture credits

Third Semester - Summer
Total Credit Hours: 7

HCDA 145Clinical Dental Assisting I3 credit hours
HCDA 155Clinical Dental Assisting II4cr hours

For Advisement: Contact the Advisement Center at 505-863-7706

Course transferability: Medical Terminology and BLS CPR are requirements in other health career programs and may transfer to those programs.