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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Dental Assistant Program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to acquire background knowledge and develop specialized skills for gaining employment in the dental profession. Specific training is provided in preparing the student for a variety of duties performed by the dental assistant including chairside assisting, infection control procedures, preparing instruments and materials, laboratory procedures, administrative duties and expanded functions such as mechanical polishing and application of sealants. This learning is accomplished through on-campus classroom, laboratory and clinical experience as well as an internship rotation in dental offices.

The Dental Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Graduates will be eligible to write the Dental Assisting National Board Certification examination and the Minnesota Licensure examination.

Program Locations

  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College 56303

Labor Market Information

  • Dental Assistants

  • Median wage: $21.08/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Health Specialties Teachers

  • Median wage: $74,801/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Drive Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Toll-Free: (800) 222-1009 Local: (320) 308-5089 TTY: (320) 308-5988