2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 99

B-99 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
B–DegreePrograms
DentalAssisting,Full-time/Part-time
DENTALASSISTING -CERTIFICATEOFACHIEVEMENT
CERTIFICATEOUTCOMES
• Performbasic side chair functions to facilitate completionof
restorative andadvancedoperativeprocedures as allowedby the
statedental act.
• Demonstrateknowledgeof radiation safetyandproficiency in
exposing, processing, andmountingdental radiographs.
• Demonstrateknowledgeof infectionandhazard control in the lab/
workplace.
• Performbasicofficeproceduresnecessary toassist inmanaging the
dental practice.
GENERALEDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS*
“C”or better required. It ishighly recommended that the
following courses be takenprior to entering thedental
assistingprogram.
COMMUNICATIONS.........................................6CREDITS
Required: ENG101andCOM113
HUMANRELATIONS ......................................(3CREDITS)
HumanRelations requirement is satisfied throughembedded
curriculum inDA110, 115, 119, 121, 123, 125, 135 courses.
MATHEMATICS.................................................(3CREDITS)
Mathematics requirement is satisfied throughembedded curriculum
inDA111, 117, 119, 121, 123, 127 courses.
SOCIALSCIENCE................................................3CREDITS
Required: PSY101
TOTALGENERAL
EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS...............9CREDITS
EMPHASISREQUIREMENTS
LEVELI
DA110 Orientation toDental Assisting......................................1
DA111 Dental Radiography I................................................3**
DA112 Dental/HeadandNeckAnatomy....................................3
DA115 DentalHealthEducation................................................1
DA116 PreclinicalDental Science. ..........................................1.5
DA117 DentalMaterialsandTechniques I.................................2
DA119 Dental ChairsideProcedures.....................................4**
TOTALLEVELIREQUIREMENTS......15.5CREDITS
LEVELII
DA121 Dental Radiography II...............................................2**
DA122 ClinicalDental Science...................................................2
DA123 PracticeManagement andProcedures...........................2
DA125 SupervisedClinical I..................................................4**
DA127 DentalMaterialsandLabTechniques II..........................2
TOTALLEVELIIREQUIREMENTS........12CREDITS
SUMMERSESSION
DA135 SupervisedClinical II.................................................5**
DA137 SpecializedDental Assisting......................................1**
TOTAL SUMMER
SESSIONREQUIREMENTS.......................6CREDITS
TOTALEMPHASIS
REQUIREMENTS....................................33.5CREDITS
TOTALCERTIFICATE
REQUIREMENTS..............................42.5CREDITS
**Starting fall2014thesecoursesmaybesubjectto
credithour increase. Pleasecontacttheprogram
coordinator forupdated information.
Recommended courses are listed in the course sequence;
however, other coursesmay apply. Please see an advisor
or thedepartment.
SUGGESTEDCOURSESEQUENCE
All emphasis courses are tobe taken in the sequence
indicated.Agradeof 75%or better is required in all
emphasis courses. Contact program coordinator for
details.
Full-time
Course#
Title
Credits
Level I–Fall
Emphasis
DA110
OrientationtoDentalAssisting
1
Emphasis
DA111
IntroductiontoDentalRadiography
3
Emphasis
DA112
Dental/HeadandNeckAnatomy
3
Emphasis
DA115
DentalHealthEducation
1
Emphasis
DA116
PreClinicalDentalScience
1.5
Emphasis
DA117
DentalMaterialsandTechniques I
2
Emphasis
DA119
DentalChairsideProcedures
4
Total 15.5
Level II-Spring
Emphasis
DA121
DentalRadiography
2
Emphasis
DA122
ClinicalDentalScience
2
Emphasis
DA123
PracticeManagementandProcedures 2
Emphasis
DA125
SupervisedClinical I
4
Emphasis
DA127
DentalMaterialsandLabTechniques II 2
Total 12
Level III-Summer
Emphasis
DA135
SupervisedClinical II
5
Emphasis
DA137
SpecializedDentalAssisting
1
Total 6
CoreRequirementsTotal 33.5
Part-time
Course#
Title
Credits
Level I–Fall
Emphasis
DA110
OrientationtoDentalAssisting
1
Emphasis
DA112
DentalHeadandNeckAnatomy
3
Emphasis
DA116
PreClinicalDentalScience
1.5
Total 5.5
Level II–Spring
Emphasis
DA122
ClinicalDentalScience
2
Emphasis
DA123
PracticeManagementandProcedures 2
Total 4
Level III–Fall
Emphasis
DA111
IntroductiontoDentalRadiography
3
Emphasis
DA115
DentalHealthEducation
1
Emphasis
DA117
DentalMaterialsandTechniques I
2
Emphasis
DA119
DentalChairsideProcedures
4
Total 10
Level IV–Spring
Emphasis
DA121
DentalRadiography
2
Emphasis
DA125
SupervisedClinical I
4
Emphasis
DA127
DentalMaterialsandLabTechniques II 2
Total 8
LevelV–Summer
Emphasis
DA135
SupervisedClinical II
5
Emphasis
DA137
SpecializedDentalAssisting
1
Total 6
EmphasisRequirementsTotal 33.5
*General EducationRequirements are subject to change
fall 2014. Contact program coordinator for updated
information.
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