2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 97

B-97 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
B–DegreePrograms
DentalAssistingDegree
ASSOCIATEOFAPPLIEDSCIENCE
DEGREEOUTCOMES
Students completing thedegreewill:
• 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*
It is recommended that the following courses be taken
prior to entering thedental assistingprogram.
DIVERSITY..........................................................(3CREDITS)
See thediversity sectionof thegeneral educationdescriptions for a
complete listof courses. Canalsobeused to satisfyanotherGeneral
Education,Degree/Emphasis, or Elective requirement.
COMMUNICATIONS/ENGLISH.....................6CREDITS
Required: COM113andENG101
FINEARTS/HUMANITIES/
SOCIALSCIENCE................................................6CREDITS
Required: PSY101andSOC101
HUMANRELATIONS
(included in core requirements)
MATHEMATICS...................................................3CREDITS
Required:MATH100
Course subject toname change. Seeprogram coordinator forupdate.
SCIENCE..............................................................11CREDITS
Required: BIOL223, 224andNUTR223
U.S.ANDNEVADACONSTITUTIONS.........3CREDITS
Required: PSC101
TOTALGENERAL
EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.............29CREDITS
*GeneralEducationRequirementsaresubjectto
change fall2014.Contactprogramcoordinator for
updated information.
COREREQUIREMENTS
AllDA courses are tobe taken in the time sequence
indicated.Agradeof “C”or better required.
LEVELI(FALL)
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**
TOTALSUMMER
SESSIONREQUIREMENTS.......................6CREDITS
TOTALCOREREQUIREMENTS.........33.5CREDITS
TOTALDEGREEREQUIREMENTS.62.5CREDITS
**Starting fall2014thesecoursesmaybesubjectto
acredithour increase. Pleasecontacttheprogram
coordinator forupdated information.
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