Dental Assistant - Certificate of Completion

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(51 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 51 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
Core Requirements
ENGL 1110GComposition I 1,24
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking 1,23
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
BIOL 1130GIntroductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors)4
Related Requirements
All these courses are required to complete the program
NUTR 2110Human Nutrition 23
PHLS 1110GPersonal Health & Wellness3
PSYC 1110GIntroduction to Psychology 23
Technical Requirements
DAS 111Bio-Dental Science4
DAS 113Dental Assisting I4
DAS 115Dental Radiology3
DAS 117Dental Materials3
DAS 130Dental Assisting II4
DAS 123Dental Assisting Practicum6
DAS 125Professional Concepts3
DAS 127Dental Office Management2
DAS 129Preventive Dentistry2
Total Credits51

(51 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 51 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
SPRING  
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Personal Health & Wellness  
BIOL 1130G Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors) 4
 Credits14
Semester 2
SUMMER  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Psychology  
NUTR 2110 Human Nutrition 3
 Credits6
Semester 3
FALL  
DAS 111 Bio-Dental Science 4
DAS 113 Dental Assisting I 4
DAS 115 Dental Radiology 3
DAS 117 Dental Materials 3
 Credits14
Semester 4
SPRING  
DAS 123 Dental Assisting Practicum 6
DAS 125 Professional Concepts 3
DAS 127 Dental Office Management 2
DAS 129 Preventive Dentistry 2
 Credits13
Semester 5
SUMMER  
DAS 130 Dental Assisting II 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits51