Dental Assisting Associate in Applied Science

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.

Requirements

Note: Students who are pursuing the IVCC Dental Hygiene Program after Dental Assisting should choose the following General Education courses for the Associate in Applied Science: ENG 1001 or ENG 1205 (if transferring choose ENG 1001; either meets Gen Ed English), BIO-1007 (meets Gen Ed Math or Science), PSY-1000 (meets Gen Ed Social Science). Then choose a minimum of 10 credits from BIO-1008, BIO-1009, SOC-1000 and CHM-1004 to complete the remaining Gen Ed Courses for the degree.
IAI Course
AAS General Education English Course

3

AAS General Education Math or Science Course

3

AAS General Education Social Science Course

3

AAS General Education Course

4

AAS General Education Course

3

AAS General Education Course

3

 

Summer Semester

IAI Course
DLA 2202Clinical Practice

5

DLA 2208Expanded Functions II Restorative Func

2

Fall Semester

IAI Course
DLA 1200Dental Science I

1

DLA 1201Dental Materials & Lab Procedures

4

DLA 1203Chairside Assisting I

4

DLA 1204Dental Radiography I

2

DLA 1205Preventative and Nutritional Care

1.5

DLA 1209Infection Control Practices

1.5

DLA 1210Dental Science II

1

DLA 1216Dental Administrative Assistant

1

DLA 1226Dental Software

2

DLA 1229Medical Emergencies in The Dental Office

1

Spring Semester

IAI Course
DLA 1202Supervised Dental Assisting Practice

1.5

DLA 1206Communication in Healthcare

1

DLA 1208Preventative II Coronal Scaling

2

DLA 2200Body Systems

1

DLA 2201Dental Materials & Lab Procedures II

2

DLA 2203Chairside Assisting II

3

DLA 2204Dental Radiography II

2

DLA 2205Expanded Functions I

1.5

DLA 2210Pharmacology

0.5

DLA 2220Oral Pathology I

0.5

Total Credit Hours: 60

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 that can be found at: www.IVCC.edu/dental. 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 heather_seghi@ivcc.edu, (815) 224-0359.

4/2023