Dental Assisting On-Campus Program

MCC’s Dental Assisting Certificate program is offered every Fall semester; approximately 12 students are admitted each year. All applicants meeting the admission requirements by the application deadline will be considered. MCC maintains a selective and competitive admissions process for this program based on a point system. Therefore, if there are more applicants than seats available, a competitive admission process will be used to distribute seats.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements or who are not selected for the upcoming semester will be admitted into another program at MCC (i.e. Health Studies – Clinical Track or Liberal Arts) and can work with an academic advisor toward their goal.

Admissions Requirements

To be a qualified applicant, the following entrance requirements for Dental Assisting must be met:

  • High school diploma or GED prior to the application deadline date.(High School Seniors will be confirmed in June)
  • High school chemistry and biology recommended
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA required, including coursework at previous institution
  • US citizen or have Permanent Resident Status by the application deadline date
  • New York State resident

Refer to Admission Information for Dental Assisting Certificate for competitive admission information.

Requirements for Successful Completion

  • 500 hours of clinical experience during the program
  • Successful completion of each course