Learn more about our Dental Assistant certificate program and the clinical application requirements and process.
The clinical application is available online using SurveyMonkey - http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Dental_Asst_Fall_19 You must meet the following criteria to apply: High school diploma or GED or equivalent foreign education as verified by a HACC-approved credential evaluation service • Documented proficiency, C or better, in English through the 051 and 003 levels (eligible for English 101) • Completed a documented shadowing experience • 2.0 overall GPA for continuing students; 2.0 high school GPA for students with no college credits • Met with the program director
What does a dental assistant do?
A dental assistant performs various tasks. They:
Where do dental assistants work?
Dental assistants help provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery.
What are the additional expenses of the program?
Download Estimated Expenses (pdf) for a list of estimated expenses.
What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?
Upon successful completion you will:
What are the required courses and what is the suggested schedule? How long does the program take to complete? Where are the clinical classes held?
What are the program clinical admission criteria and how do I apply for clinicals?
Is the program accredited?
The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653
Can I advance my education in this field?
This program leads directly to an occupation.
What is the most current program effectiveness data?
How can I get more information?
Who can I contact for more information?
Dental Assisting Program Office:
Select Medical Health Education Pavilion (SMHEP), Room 104
HACC - Harrisburg Campus
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110