Industry certification, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Online, e-learning, or distance learning
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends
Instructional Program (CIP)
This program offers a unique opportunity that not only prepares the student to perform administrative tasks within the a medical office environment, but also gives them the tools and training necessary to become a Dental Assistant. Dental Assistants work in an array of locations including dental offices, hospitals, clinics, dental schools, and within professional sales environments. Dental Assistant responsibilities include: assisting with and providing direct patient care, sterilizing instruments, taking impressions and performing office management tasks. Working under the direction of a Dentist, assistants may perform a variety of lab task such as coronal polishing, sealant application, fluoride application, and topical anesthetic application. The Dental Assistant program covers a comprehensive range of knowledge domains, topics, objectives, and tasks that a practicing Dental Assistant could perform, however, it is important to note that each state regulates the scope of practice for Dental Assistants within that state. Graduats of this program are prepared to take the Infection Control Examination (ICE) and the Radiation Health and Safety Exam (RHS) sponsored by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Students will also learn Medical Office Procedures and Administration along with Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology to obtain the CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certification.
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
2 - Workforce Investment Area II
Name of Credential
Dental Assistant Certificate of Completion and CMAA- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - KBOR and Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost