First Coast Technical College (FCTC)

Dental Assisting

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 244
Math: 241
and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Language: 608
Scores are valid for up to two years

High School Diploma or GED required

Test Center

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Meet the Instructor

Coming soon!

OVERVIEW

Deliver high quality patient care through advanced clinical experiences in general dental and specialty offices

Perform dental operations including x-rays, chair side assistance, instrument transfer, and teeth impressions

Coach children and adults on the importance of oral health

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Average Salary

$39,730 /year

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

  • Assisting with local anesthesia
  • Chair side dental assisting
  • Dental radiography
  • eDental charting
  • Hands-on experience in local dental offices
  • Unpaid Externship
  • Manipulation of dental materials
  • Medical & dental emergencies
  • Preventative hygiene & education
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Taking & charting vital signs
Dental Assisting
OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length Hours
ADEA0725Introduction to Dental Assisting90
BDEA0726Dental Infection Control Assistant210
CDEA0727Dental Assisting 1 of 2465
CDEA0728Dental Assisting 2 of 2465

Industry Certifications

  • Qualify to sit for NELDA (National Entry Level Dental Assisting)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • County Health Department
  • Dental Insurance
  • Dentist Office
  • Dentist Office Manager
  • Specialty Practice

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Health Sciences industry.

76%
Completion Rate*
71%
PLACEMENT Rate*
N/A
Licensure

Based upon the 2019 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2017-2018.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Christine Barrett
Email:
[email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3485
Fax: (904) 547-3614

Name: Deonna Mullins
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3470
Fax: (904) 547-3614

 

 

 

 

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