Certificate in Dental Assisting

Information for Current and Future Students

Prerequisites:

HCHS 111 Medical Terminology 3cr hours 3 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 101 Introduction to Dental Assisting 3cr hours 3 lecture
HCDA 120 Pre-Clinical I 4cr hours 2 lec
2 lab
HCDA 140 Preventive Dentistry 3cr hours 3 lecture
HCDA 110 Dental Ethics & Professionalism 3cr hours 3 lecture

Semester Two (Spring):

HCDA 130 Dental Radiology 3cr hours 2 lec
2 lab
HCDA 125 Pre-Clinical II 3cr hours 1 lec
2 lab
HCDA 164 Seminar in Dental Assisting 3cr hours 3 lecture
HCDA 135 UNM Clinical Dental Assisting 2cr hours 2 lab
NUTR 1110 Nutrition for Health
(can be taken as pre-req)
3cr hours 3 lecture

Semester Three (Summer):

HCDA 145 Clinical Dental Assisting 3cr hours 125 clinic hrs
HCDA 155 Clinical Dental Assisting 4cr hours 175 clinic

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