Students will receive online instruction and a community-based internship experience with a local dental office or clinic.
Students receive training in administration, including greeting and scheduling patients, handling billing and insurance claims, collecting payments, arranging treatment plans, and managing business documents.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development enhanced.
This program is approximately four quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. The courses in this program are offered in an online format.
Prerequisites: Students must receive a No Record on File report from the Washington State Patrol related to Crimes against Persons.
Basic keyboarding skills, general computer fundamentals training, and efficiency in using the Microsoft word processing program is recommended.
All courses are taught online; students need to have an up-to-date computer with internet access. To be fully self sustaining at home you will also need a printer with fax, copy and scan abilities. The CPTC library has these technologies available for student usage during open business hours.
To enter the program, a student must test and take Math 91 (or higher) during the first quarter of the program. Students must test at college-level English, and psychology or another social science or humanities course.
Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters
Dental Terminology & Procedures
Dental Charting, Scheduling and Recall Management
Dental Documents & Inventory Systems
Dental Law & Ethics
Dentrix Advanced Training
English Composition (or higher)
Business Math (preferred) (or higher)
General Psychology (or higher)
Total Credits for Completion
Introduction to Computing