Dental Assisting Rapid Track - D.A.R.T.

Certificate Program
No Change Program

100% of this program can be completed online.

This program will provide didactic education and clinical training in chairside dental assisting procedures, manipulation of dental materials, laboratory procedures, radiographic techniques, specialty assisting procedures, infection control procedures and expanded functions permitted by state regulations for an individual that is currently employed as a Dental Assistant in New York state. The program will offer units in the biomedical sciences content areas, oral histology and embryology, pathology, therapeutics, the legal and ethical aspects of dentistry and coursework in and oral and written communications and behavioral concepts. This program will include at least 500 hours of relevant clinical experience in the practice of dental assisting. The D.A.R.T. certificate program is not financial aid eligible.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: To remain in the program students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses prefixed DAS and a grade of C- in all courses prefixed DEN.

(Housed in the Health Professions Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FALL SEMESTER: 7 Credit Hours
DAS 110 Preclinical Dental Assisting4
DEN 111 Dental Radiography I2
DEN 113 Barrier Precautions and Infection Control Measures1
Total7
SPRING SEMESTER: 8 Credit Hours
DAS 117 Biomedical Foundations for Dental Assisting Practice3
DAS 121 Dental Assisting Clinical Experience1*
DAS 227 Dental Specialties Procedures2
DEN 211 Dental Materials2
Total8
TOTAL CREDITS 15
TOTAL EQUIVALENT CREDITS 24*

* Equivalent credit hours = 10 credits.
NOTE to Students: To remain in the program students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses prefixed DAS and a grade of C- in all courses prefixed DEN. An option exists to "place out" of certain courses. Inquire with the program director in regard to this option.
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