PCC/ CCOG / DT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for DT 275

Course Number:
DT 275
Course Title:
Dental Laboratory Management
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces management skills and responsibilities as well as the problems associated with dental laboratory ownership. Prerequisites: Must be accepted and registered in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The student will study the procedures for setting-up and properly utilizing a business plan for a dental laboratory. Research using a combination of the Internet, catalogs, maps, real estate agents, newspapers and lab owners will be required
 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

1.  Create a business plan for a dental laboratory.

2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the process and requirements for starting a successful small business.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Determined by a business plan submitted to the instructor, attendance, participation and successful completion of assignments and projects as assigned.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1.  Identifying  the business and industry relationship
2.  Organization of business legal requirements
3.  Selecting location
4.  Purchasing equipment and supplies
5.  Budgeting
6. Achieving financing
7. Identifying customer base

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 3

Demonstrate an understanding of the process and requirements for starting a successful small business

Through the use of Excel Spreadsheets, students calculate projected sales, cash flow and expenses. Income statements and balance sheets are also generated. 

Communication
Hours: 6

Create a business plan for a dental laboratory

conduct research and present a business plan for a dental technology lab