Dental Assisting

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Certificate Courses

Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting is a collaborative program with Yakima Valley College and the Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center.

Students completing this one-year certificate program will train for a wide variety of dental office functions. Upon completion, dental assisting students are prepared to pass the Dental Assisting National Board’s Infection Control Exam and the Radiation Health Safety Exam.​

Dental Assisting students are admitted fall quarter, subject to the number of qualified students and space available.

About the Program

Dental Assisting is a collaborative program with YV-Tech. Students completing this one-year certificate program will train for a wide variety of dental office functions. Students in the dental assisting program follow the YV-Tech class calendar. Fall quarter starts the end of August. Classes are typically Monday through Thursday, 3:00 to 6:10 p.m.

Admissions

Dental Assisting students are admitted fall quarter, subject to the number of qualified students and space available. The Dental Assisting program start every fall quarter only. Students must have:

  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • YVC placement into English 101 and Math 075.
  • Completed a YVC application
  • Completed a YVC Dental Assisting application (deadline date is July 17 of each year)
  • Immunizations for Hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and a tuberculosis skin test.

Careers

Upon completion, dental assisting students should be prepared to pass the Dental Assisting National Board’s Infection Control Exam and the Radiation Health Safety Exam. Besides classes at YV Tech, students complete YVC courses required for all certificate programs.

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Contacts

YVC Program Contact
Phone: 509.574.4755
YV-TECH Program Contact
Phone: 509.573.5567