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Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Dental Office Support Personnel Certificate is a one-semester program that will prepare you to work in dental offices and clinics providing support to other credentialed dental personnel and/or office staff. This program provides an entry level education that prepares you to safely work within a dental setting. You will support the general office routines with skills in computerized scheduling and basic customer service. You will also be introduced to common dental terms, equipment and health/safety issues, as well as learn skills to support dental office personnel. Upon completion of the certificate, you will be prepared to work in a dental office in a supportive role and/or ladder into the MCTC Dental Assisting diploma courses.

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

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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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911 Local: (612) 659-6200 Email: