Basic Dental Office Management Certificate

What Follows is the Program Outline.

This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

Fall semester, first year, 1st 8-weeks

DLA 1200Dental Science I


DLA 1206Communication in Healthcare


DLA 1209Infection Control Practices


Fall semester, first year, 2nd 8-weeks

DLA 1210Dental Science II


DLA 1216Dental Administrative Assistant


DLA 1226Dental Software


DLA 1229Medical Emergencies in The Dental Office


Total Credit Hours:8.5

Total Credit Hours: 8.5

BIO 1200 & SPH 1001 are highly recommended prior to admission. Consider taking these courses the spring or summer before beginning the program.

All students will be required to have a criminal background check and a 10-panel urine drug screen prior to starting the program.

To enroll in any DLA course, students must hold a current Healthcare provider CPR/BLS card. A grade of "C" or better is required in all coursework in order to continue in the program.

Professional Writing Workshop scheduled by Program Coordinator is required one time each semester enrolled.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a limited admission program that requires a separate application process: The above excerpts have been taken from the "IVCC Dental Assisting Handbook". Please refer to that document for all application, admission, and retention information.

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or, 815-224-0359.