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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

67 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.


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 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
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
SPC 209 Interpersonal Communication 3

Total:   15


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. Qualified applicants will be notified via my.tridenttech.edu email indicating the year that they have been admitted. Classes for the program begin each Fall Semester.


In addition to meeting the college's general admission requirements, including submission of official high school and college transcripts, APPLICANTS TO THE GENERAL TECHNOLOGY - EXPANDED DUTY DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING  REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Complete the Health Sciences Application through the TTC Portal.
  2. Achieve a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at the time of acceptance and at date of entry into the program based on classes taken within five years of acceptance into the program.
  3. Complete the 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.
  4. Submit an Observation Form to HealthSciencesAdmissions@tridenttech.edu 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.
  5. Submit a Statement of Completion form online. The link to the form can be found on
    the Health Sciences webpage.


General Admission Procedures for the Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Program

  1. Students will be notified by my.tridenttech.edu email the date and time of the mandatory program orientation. Failure to attend will result in forfeiture of seat in the program.
  2. Students will be required to provide a completed, current Health Sciences–Student Health Record including all immunizations and titers, TB (PPD) tests, as well as current Healthcare Provider CPR certification, major medical insurance and medical professional liability coverage.
Note: Falsification of any information submitted will make a student ineligible for admission to or continuation in the Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program.
Course Progression
To progress to the next Expanded Duty Dental Assisting  term/semester, the student must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the program. Student must earn a C or better in professional development for each EDDA course.