Apply to Dental Assisting
To join this program, you must apply for admission. This moderately competitive program accepts 45 students in the full-time program starting in fall term, and 18 students in the part-time program starting in spring term. If more qualified students apply than we have space to accept, the incoming class will be selected by lottery. Learn more to help you decide between the full-time and part-time programs.Questions? Attend an information session or talk with a program advisor.
How to apply
Apply to PCC
Applying to PCC is free and only takes a few minutes. Complete this step as soon as possible so you can start using PCC resources. On the application, choose Associate of General Studies for your major. (Your major will be updated after you’re admitted to the program.)
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Full-time program Term you want to start Apply to Dental Assisting Fall 2023 January 2023 – July 1 2023 Fall 2024 January 2024 – July 1 2024 Part-time program Term you want to start Apply to Dental Assisting Summer 2023 January 2023 – March 28, 2023 2024 To be announced
Check basic qualifications
If you are accepted into this program, you’ll be required to pass a criminal background check and a drug screen. If you have questions about how a criminal record affects admission, talk with a program advisor[opens in new window].
The following prerequisites need to be completed by the end of winter term 2022 (part-time program) or spring term 2022 (full-time program):
- WR 115: Intro to College Composition, or placement into WR 121: College Composition
- Any college course with at least 2 credits (besides MP 111)
- Full-time program only – MP 111: Medical Terminology (or a competency exam, if you’ve completed this course at another school)
Write supplemental essay
Write a one page essay describing any special skills, work experience or training you have that might be helpful to you in the program. Explain how you heard about this program and why you are applying.
- Full-time program application is currently closed
- Part-time program application is currently closed
After you apply
You’ll be notified about your application status in mid-July 2023 for the full-time program, and mid-April 2023 for the part-time program. Check your MyPCC email: all communication is done through your PCC email account.
After being accepted, students will obtain CPR certification, complete and pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and provide proof of all required immunizations.
Although not required for admission, it is highly recommended that students are familiar with computers.
All students, especially those with transfer courses, are encouraged to meet with a health admissions advisor[opens in new window].