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Dental Assistant


The Dental Assistant Certificate of Completion program has been granted full accreditation by the American Dental Association. This program prepares students for entry level employment within the dental industry. Students are taught chair-side dental assisting through lecture, hands-on experience and 275 hours of mandatory clinical experience in the workplace.

Coursework includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, clinical procedures, and specialty dental courses that prepare the student for employment following completion of the program.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 4
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (206) 934-4068. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Full Time Cost

Quarter Credits Resident Non-Resident International
1 16 $1,601.92 $1,780.84 $3,593.26
2 17 $1,662.94 $1,842.78 $3,662.22
3 15 $1,540.90 $1,718.90 $3,524.30
4 12 $1,357.84 $1,533.08 $3,317.42

The following fee is associated with the program:

  • Books and supplies: $1,750

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.


To check the program sequences please view pdf.