Dental Assisting

Hours & Location

Day Program

1230 Hours / 40 Weeks

Class Schedule

Health Services calendar 2021-22

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Cost

Tuition and lab $5,067.60 plus books, uniforms and fees

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

CASAS TABE for Dental Assisting

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

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Average Salary

$41,170 /year

Named #14 in Best Jobs Without a College Degree by US News

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

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
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A DEA0725 Introduction to Dental Assisting 90
B DEA0726 Dental Infection Control Assistant 210
C DEA0727 Dental Assisting 1 of 2 465
C DEA0728 Dental Assisting 2 of 2 465

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.

79%
Completion Rate*
75%
PLACEMENT Rate*
N/A
Licensure

Based upon the 2021 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report CPL data is pulled from 2018 – 2019.

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: Donna Soncrant, Career Program Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3470
Fax: (904) 547-3614

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?

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