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General Technology - Expanded Duty Dental Assisting

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Associate in Applied Science in General Technology

Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Career Path

Credit Requirements: 67 Semester Credit hours

The associate degree in General Technology - Expanded Duty Dental Assisting is a completion program for students who hold a diploma in Dental Assisting. Students who already hold this diploma should consult with the program advisor.

Students can earn only one degree in General Technology in a single career path.


Dental Hygiene and Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

General Education Core Requirements

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
IDS 109 First Year Experience Seminar 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3

REQ HUM Select from Humanities 3

Total:   15

Major Requirements

DAT 113 Dental Materials 4
DAT 114 Dental Emergencies and Medicine 3
DAT 115 Ethics and Professionalism 1
DAT 118 Dental Morphology 2
DAT 121 Dental Health Education 2
DAT 122 Dental Office Management 2
DAT 123 Oral Medicine-Oral Biology 3
DAT 127 Dental Radiography 4
DAT 154 Clinical Procedures I 4
DAT 177 Dental Office Experience 7
DAT 185 Dental Specialties 5

Total:   37

Other Requirements

Select a minimum of 15 hours from the following courses to meet career goals.

BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3
MGT 250 Situational Supervision 3
MGT 270 Managerial Communication 3
MKT 101 Marketing 3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4

Total:   15

Admission Requirements

Admission into this program requires proof of high school graduation (or GED) and qualifying placement levels.

Applicants will be admitted to this program on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Applicants are considered to be qualified for admission to the next available class when they meet all college and program requirements. Classes for the full-time format begin each Fall Semester.


  1. General College Admission Requirements
    Achieve admission to TTC by meeting the college’s requirements for associate degree programs. Please note that applicants not achieving appropriate test scores will be required to complete courses indicated by placement test scores.

    Note: Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program.
  2. Program Admission Requirements
    Applicants should ensure that documentation of each of the following admission requirements is on file in the Admissions office as soon as it is completed. Information may be submitted in person or by mail to:

    Trident Technical College
    Admissions Office, AM-M
    (Student Center, Bldg. 410, Room 110)
    P.O. Box 118067
    Charleston, SC 29423-8067

    Upon admission to the College and submission of official high school and college transcripts, complete the online Health Sciences Application through the TTC Portal. Once the application is received, complete the following prerequisite steps:

    1. Achieve the qualifying scores on the TTC placement test, SAT or ACT; or satisfactorily complete RWR 100 Integrated Transitional Reading and English and MAT 032 Developmental Mathematics; or satisfactorily complete the equivalent courses from an approved, regionally accredited postsecondary institution.
    2. Achieve a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at the time of acceptance and at date of entry into the program.
    3. Complete the online Information Session on the TTC Portal page for Expanded Duty Dental Assisting and achieve a 100% score on the online quiz following the session to verify the information was reviewed and understood.

      Submit to the Admissions Office a completed Observation form documenting a minimum of 5 hours of observation in General Dentistry of a Certified Dental Assistant, graduate of an ADA accredited Dental Assisting Program, or an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. The applicant is responsible for the observation experience. Forms may be found on the TTC EDDA webpage and EDDA Portal Page
  3. General Admission Procedures for the Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Program
    Prior to admission to the program, provide the TTC program coordinator with a completed, current Health Sciences–Student Health Record. Applicants who meet college and program requirements will be considered qualified and will be admitted on a first- qualified, first-admitted basis. Qualified applicants will be sent a letter indicating the year and semester that they have been admitted.

    Note: Falsification of any information submitted will make a student ineligible for admission to or continuation in the Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program.

Readmission to a Program
Students who receive a W, D or F in a prerequisite or corequisite course may request consideration for readmission to the program. Readmission to the program is not automatic. Specific policies and procedures for readmission are listed in the Dental Services Department Policies and Procedures Manual. See the Health Sciences overview.

Course Progression
To progress to the next Expanded Duty Dental Assisting course, the student must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the program.