Dental Assisting Program Information
Certificate, Dental Assisting
The dental assisting certificate program is a comprehensive program consisting of lecture, hands-on training in clinical procedures and laboratory sessions. Full-time students will complete 17 credits in the fall semester, 14 credits in the spring semester and 3 credits in the summer. The program starts the last week in August, in coordination with all other University of Alaska Anchorage fall courses, and ends approximately June 20.
Most of the dental assisting classes are offered Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm; however, there are some required evening and weekend hours. The class schedule changes on a yearly basis to accommodate scheduling anomalies and adjunct faculty. Most of the classes will be held in the dental programs suite in the Allied Health Science Building.
The dental assisting program accepts 18 full-time students to complete the certificate program each year. The certificate program is ideal for those individuals who need vocational training that will allow them to enter the job market in a short period of time.
With additional general education classes available at UAA, a dental assisting certificate can be upgraded to an associate of applied science degree. The AAS degree may offer educational advantages that may not be available with a certificate.
AAS, Dental Assisting
Students desiring an AAS Degree in Dental Assisting may elect to take general degree requirements in addition to the Dental Assisting Certificate requirements. To complete the Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting:
Program Objectives & Outcomes
Program Objectives - Certificate of Completion
The educational objectives of the Dental Assisting Program are to produce graduates who:
Program Outcomes - Certificate of Completion
The Dental Assisting Program distance delivers select dental assisting courses to experienced dental assistants or individuals who would like to enter the dental field and are unable to come to campus. To learn more, visit our Distance Programs Homepage.
3211 Providence Drive
Allied Health Sciences, Room 160
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508