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Program Curriculum

Diploma Dental Assisting

General Education Classes:

  • BIO 135 Basic Anatomy & Physiology with Laboratory OR (4)
  • BIO 137 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4) AND
  • BIO 139 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • Computer Literacy (1-3)
  • Three credits from Area I (Writing/Assessing Information, Oral Communications, Humanities, or Heritage) (3)
  • PSY 110 General Psychology* (3)
  • Subtotal: 7 - 14

* Required at Bluegrass CTC/Recommended at West Kentucky CTC 

Technical Core:

  • DAH 101 Infection Control & Medical Emergencies (2)
  • DAH 121 Dental Sciences (3)
  • DAH 124 Materials in Dentistry (2)
  • DAH 131 Oral Pathology (3)
  • DAH 135 Oral Radiology (2)
  • DAH 235 Practice Management (1)
  • Subtotal: 13  

Dental Assisting Only Classes:

  • DAS 120 Dental Assisting I (6)
  • DAS 130 Seminar I (2)
  • DAS 220 Dental Assisting II (9)
  • DAS 230 Seminar II (1)
  • Subtotal: 18

Total Credits: 38 - 45

Upon successful completion of the DA Program, graduates will receive the following certificates that are included in the Program Curriculum:

  • Expanded Functions
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Radiation Health and Safety