Dental Assisting

Program Information

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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.

Admission Requirements

Students must have:

  • high school diploma or GED
  • eligibility for English 101, Math 075 on Compass Exam
  • completed a YVC application and payment of the application fee​
  • completed a YVC Dental Assisting application
  • immunization for Hepatitis B, measles-mumps, rubella, tetanus, and tuberculosis skin test

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Gainful Employment Program Information