About the Program
The four-quarter Dental Assistant Certificate of Completion program prepares students for entry-level employment within the dental industry. You will learn about dental assisting through lecture, hands-on experience and clinical experience in the field. Our expert instructors and licensed dentists will demonstrate patient procedures, and you will learn chair-side in our state-of-the-art Dental Education Clinic in the new Health Education Center on Beacon Hill.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics dental assisting jobs will grow 25 percent between 2012-2022. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work as a dental assistant, lab technician, sterilization technician, dental office receptionist or medical practice manager.
Learn more about this program's Gainful Employment information (pdf).
The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with reporting requirements." The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Seattle Central College's Dental Assisting program is intended to meet the educational requirements for licensing/certification in the State of Washington only. Seattle Central College has not determined if the Dental Assisting curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensing/certification in any other state. Additional information about licensure/certification concerns can be found on the NC-SARA webpage. Please contact eLearning with any questions at DisLrn@SeattleColleges.edu.