Our Dental Assistant Degree typically takes just five quarters to complete — you can get a great education and get ready for a great career in just over a year!
Our next program info session for Dental Assistant is September 23 at 3 p.m. in Building 14, Room 107. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!
You can start the Dental Assistant degree or certificate program fall or spring quarter.Enroll Online
For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.
Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.
You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.
Dental Assistant Degree: 5 quarters
Dental Assistant Certificate: 5 quarters
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
Graduates may find employment as dental assistants. In Washington, median pay for dental assistants is $39,400 per year.
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net
Roberta Wirth graduated from CPTC’s Dental Assistant program in 1983 and worked in pediatric and general dentistry for seven years in Tacoma. She’s been teaching at CPTC as a full-time instructor since 1990. She has an MS from Liberty University in Human Services with an emphasis on Executive Leadership.Contact Roberta
After graduating from CPTC in 1974, Debra worked for 13 years in small private offices and a large-group practice. She’s been teaching since 1987 and is the vice president of the Pierce County Dental Foundation.Contact Debra
Hannah Precour graduated from CPTC in 2010 as a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant with a Dental Assisting Degree in Applied Technology. Hannah worked in an Endodontic specialty office for four years and continues to work part time as a dental assistant in a small family practice.Contact Hannah