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!
About the Program
The Austin Community College Dental Assistant Certification Program will provide you with hands-on skills development to ensure that you will meet the high standards of the practice setting. 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 Austin area to ensure that your practicum is under a skilled practitioner.
The Certified Dental Assistant CE Certificate program consists of seven (7) courses:
- DNTA-1011 Dental Science
- DNTA-1013 Emergency Management
- DNTA-1060 Clinical
- DNTA-1005 Radiology
- DNTA-1015 Chair-Side Assist
- DNTA-1052 Dental Office Procedures
- DNTA-1064 Practicum
Program highlights include:
- 388 total program hours (approx. 1 year)
- Clinical observations, group clinicals, and a final Practicum
- Preparation for Texas State registration as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Note: Students must have a high school diploma/GED, be proficient in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills), are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have a clean criminal record. To begin, complete the program application from this page and submit it to the ACC Continuing Education program coordinator.
Register for Courses
Follow this tutorial to select courses, build your schedule, and register for CE courses.