Hybrid Dental Assisting Technician Program with Clinical Externship (NWCA Exam Voucher Included) NON-900E

Begin a rewarding in-demand career in Dental Assisting! The program familiarizes students with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provides training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. Topics include history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines.

Tuition includes an e-book and course support. An externship opportunity to learn the profession in the field is available upon request as you near the end of your program. The National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) test voucher, which enables you to take the career credentialing national exam, is included in the tuition. This highly desirable, portable credential enhances your resume and signifies that you have the skills employers demand.

Although listed as Asynchronous (self-study), an instructor will be assigned to teach the class once enrollment reaches six or more students. Should this happen, classes will meet over Zoom Mondays and Wednesdays for an hour to an hour-and-a-half between 6 pm – 9:30 pm. These Zoom sessions are not mandatory, but it will be beneficial to your studies if you want to participate. You will still maintain your self-study schedule and will need to complete the quizzes and final to successfully complete the class.

With six or more students, in-person labs will take place on campus near the end of the program. There are a total of four lab sessions with each session being 3.5 hours in duration. You will receive communication about in-person labs if they are going to be offered.

NOTE: In-person labs may be cancelled if COVID-19 regulations restrict in-person learning.

Once you register and pay for the course, you will receive your course start-up instructions along with your e-book within 10 days of the course start date. As soon as you receive the materials by email, you may begin your course. Should there be an instructor assigned to your cohort, you will receive instructions and a link to join the Zoom sessions. Once you complete the program you can email learner support to let them know and they will give you the NWCA voucher along with directions on how to complete it.

  • Students who are approved for the Training Opportunity Program (TOP) must commit to studying full time in the program. Full-time equals 20 hours per week spent on making progress in the course. Maintaining the 20 hour per week study plan should enable TOP students to finish the program in as little as four weeks.
  • Students putting in 6-11 hours of study time per week can expect to compete the program anywhere from 8-16 weeks. Tuition includes the NWCA test voucher. Beyond the NWCA exam, students may also pursue the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiology Health and Safety (RHS) Examination. Students pay out of pocket for the DANB (RHS) exam.
  • For the in-person lab experience at the main campus, students are responsible for buying a daily parking permit to park their vehicle on campus. The daily rate is $10. Students must only park in lots 1 or 2. Go to the APP store using your mobile phone and search for ParkMobile. Download the free ParkMobile app and enter Zone # 5850 to buy the permit. Students must use their BHCC email to buy the permit. If your lab is held at the Chelsea campus, do not use the ParkMobile app. Specific parking instructions for the Chelsea campus will be emailed to you.
  • This program is approved for Rapid Recovery & Reemployment (R3) grant funds. To determine if you qualify for R3 funds, please contact commed@bhcc.edu and someone will contact you to determine your eligibility for financial assistance.

 

Hybrid Dental Assisting Program w/Clinical Externship (NWCA Exam Included) NON-900E

Online Course: The Dental Assisting program familiarizes students with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provides training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This hybrid course allows you to take the "classroom" portion remotely via pre-recorded sessions. You will have access to online course support, if needed.

The online portion is approximately 60 hours and most students will complete their certification in 8-16 weeks. Upon registration and payment, you will receive your course start-up instructions along with your e-book within 10 days of the course start date. Clinical externship available upon request. Tuition includes an e-book, course support, and a voucher to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) exam. For additional details, visit https://www.bhcc.edu/dental-tech/

SectionDatesDays and TimesInstructorFeeRegister
NON-900E-SU01Jun 14 - Aug 9
This course is Asynchronous
TBA$1,419
NON-900E-FN01Sep 20 - Nov 17
This course is Asynchronous
TBA$1,419
NON-900E-FN02Nov 1 - Jan 12
This course is Asynchronous
TBA$1,419