Dental Assistant

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A career as a Dental Assistant is a steady and rewarding profession. And with Austin now rated as the fastest growing city in the nation, demand for qualified assistants is growing rapidly!

Your Building Blocks to Success

The Austin Community College Dental Assistant Certification Program will provide you with hands-on skills development to ensure that your skills will meet the high standards of the practice setting. Our 347 hour program can be completed in approximately one year and includes:

  • Seven comprehensive courses
  • Clinical observations, Group Clinicals and Practicum
  • Preparation for Texas State registration as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

The program has been developed in close collaboration with Austin area dental practices. Our clinical placements are coordinated with dental clinics and offices across the greater Contact Information Austin area to ensure that your practicum is under a skilled practitioner.

Get Started Now!

If you have a high school diploma/GED, a proficiency in English (Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills), are at least eighteen (18) years of age and have a clean criminal record, then contact our program coordinator to get started. You should also download the application located at the bottom of this page and submit it to the Austin Community College Continuing Education Registration office. A rewarding career as a Dental Assistant in the heart of a dynamic and fast growing profession in the Greater Austin Area is waiting for you at ACC!

Program Information

Estimated Tuition
Time Commitment
12 Months
8-12 Hours / Week
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Your Road Map To Success

A career in the field of dentistry is both stable and rewarding. Our programs will prepare you to become a Certified Dental Assistant and enable you to quickly enter this rapidly growing profession.

Career Pathways:

Coursework includes:

  • Clinical Observations
  • Group Clinicals
  • Preceptorships
  • Preparation for TX State registration in dental radiology

Semester I

DNTA 1011 Dental Science

DNTA 1073 Emergency Management

Semester III

DNTA 1052 Office Mgnt & Procedures

DNTA 1064 Practicum: Dental Assistant

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