Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

ACERT1 - Dental Assisting One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Apply the knowledge and skills required to systematically collect diagnostic data.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Function as an effective and efficient member of the dental health team by performing a variety of clinical supportive treatments.
  • Professional Competence
Utilize the most current infection control and safety precautions in all laboratory and clinical settings.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with the dental team members and patients.
  • Communication
Function in a responsible, professional and ethical manner in a dental or community practice setting.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Self-Reflection
Demonstrate the clinical skills needed to perform direct patient care as stated in Division 42 in the Oregon Practice Act.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Address and respond appropriately to the issues that may arise from cultural and socioeconomic differences in both a dental and community environment.
  • Cultural Awareness