Certificate in Dental Assisting

Information for Current and Future Students


HCHS 111Medical Terminology3cr hours3 lecture
HCHS 113
   HCHS 114
Basic Body Structure & Function OR
   Concepts of Disease Transmissions
4cr hours
3cr hours
4 lecture
3 lecture

Semester One (Fall):

HCDA 101Introduction to Dental Assisting3cr hours3 lecture
HCDA 120Pre-Clinical I4cr hours2 lec
2 lab
HCDA 140Preventive Dentistry3cr hours3 lecture
HCDA 110Dental Ethics & Professionalism3cr hours3 lecture

Semester Two (Spring):

HCDA 130Dental Radiology3cr hours2 lec
2 lab
HCDA 125Pre-Clinical II3cr hours1 lec
2 lab
HCDA 164Seminar in Dental Assisting3cr hours3 lecture
HCDA 135UNM Clinical Dental Assisting2cr hours2 lab
NUTR 1110Nutrition for Health
(can be taken as pre-req)
3cr hours3 lecture

Semester Three (Summer):

HCDA 145Clinical Dental Assisting3cr hours125 clinic hrs
HCDA 155Clinical Dental Assisting4cr hours175 clinic

FOR ADVISEMENT: Contact the Advisement Center at (505) 863-7706