It is recommended that students complete ENG122 before applying to the Dental Assisting Program. Please visit the course catalog for course requirements to complete the certificate or degree.
It is required that all Dental Assisting students complete DENTL120- Orientation to Dental Assisting with a grade of 75% or higher as entrance into the program. This orientation will take place in May. Please check the DVC Schedule of Classes for specific dates. Due to COVID19 and the DVC campus being open on a limited bases, the course will be offered online. You will be able to register for the course on your Spring registration date.
The Dental Assisting Program accepts 24 students into each cohort. In the event there are more than 24 students completing the Orientation course, a lottery will be conducted to determine acceptance and alternate status. Applications will be distributed during orientation and must be submitted before the course ends to be considered. High school transcripts will need to be on file with Admissions and Records by July 1, 2021 in order to maintain acceptance status. If high school transcripts are not received your acceptance will be forfeited and an alternate will be chosen for acceptance.
Diablo Valley College will work with local health officers to help the prevention and control of communicable diseases in students and comply with any immunization programs required by State Department of Health Services regulations. Review our Infectious Disease Policy for more information.
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