Dental Assisting Diploma

Diploma (41 Credits)

Successful completion of the Dental Assisting Diploma program entitles graduates to take the Dental Assistant National Board examination and the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners Radiography, Infection Control, Hazardous Waste and Jurisprudence examination.

Fall Start (41 Credits)

Term 1 (19 Credits)

  • BIO:163, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 4 credits
  • DEA:256, Dental Anatomy, 2 credits
  • DEA:293, Microbiology and Infection Control, 2 credits
  • DEA:302, Dental Radiography, 3 credits
  • DEA:403, Dental Materials, 3 credits
  • DEA:506, Principles of Dental Assisting, 5 credits

Term 2 (16 Credits)

  • DEA:110, Dental Health Education, 2 credits
  • DEA:251, Dental Science, 2 credits
  • DEA:575, Dental Assisting Clinic I, 6 credits
  • DEA:607, Dental Specialties, 3 credits
  • SPC:101, Fundamentals of Oral Communication, 3 credits

Term 3 - Summer (6 Credits)

  • DEA:297, Ethics/Jurisprudence Seminar, 1 credit
  • DEA:577, Dental Assisting Clinic II, 4 credits
  • DEA:701, Dental Office Procedures, 1 credit


Spring Start (41 Credits)

Term 1 (19 Credits)

  • BIO:163, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 4 credits
  • DEA:256, Dental Anatomy, 2 credits
  • DEA:293, Microbiology and Infection Control, 2 credits
  • DEA:302, Dental Radiography, 3 credits
  • DEA:403, Dental Materials, 3 credits
  • DEA:506, Principles of Dental Assisting, 5 credits

Term 2 - Summer (8 Credits)

  • DEA:577, Dental Assisting Clinic II, 4 credits
  • DEA:607, Dental Specialties, 3 credits
  • DEA:701, Dental Office Procedures, 1 credit

Term 3 (14 Credits)

  • DEA:110, Dental Health Education, 2 credits
  • DEA:251, Dental Science, 2 credits
  • DEA:297, Ethics/Jurisprudence Seminar, 1 credit
  • DEA:575, Dental Assisting Clinic I, 6 credits
  • SPC:101, Fundamentals of Oral Communications, 3 credits