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Rogue Community College

At Rogue Community College you'll have a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, achieve your educational goals, participate in a wide variety of clubs, organizations and activities and, most importantly, develop into a well-rounded student. I think you'll find our faculty and staff to be helpful, caring, and deeply committed to preparing you for your educational future. In compliance with state and federal laws, Rogue Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender or disability in employment, or in any of its educational programs, or in the provision of benefits and services to students.


Dental Assistant


This one-year certificate program prepares students to meet the requirements to become dental assistants with expanded functions (EFDA). Successful completion of the program leads to eligibility to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board's (DANB) certified dental assisting (CDA) exam. The curriculum is based in general dentistry; students are trained in four-handed chairside assisting techniques to work with general dentists during all phases of patient examination and treatment. Program students attend classes as part of a structured cohort. Two cohorts may be formed in an academic year as workforce demand and enrollments warrant: one in fall and a second in spring. Cohort students may enroll full-time (completing the program in one year) or part-time. To provide further flexibility for work and/or family obligations, students may "step out" at any time during the program and return at a later date, but must meet program requirements in place at the time they return.


Working dental assistants with six months of current, continuous, chairside employment may also enroll in classes without formal admittance into the program, and without joining a cohort. Working dental assistants may attend most classes, but

preference will be given to cohort students. Working dental assistants can enhance their education and eligibility to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board's (DANB) certified dental assisting (CDA) exam by taking RCC dental classes.


Entry Requirements


Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In

addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.


This is a limited entry program. Cohort students must meet certain minimum academic requirements (MTH20, RD30, WR30) before the program application due date. All applications will be date stamped when received and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Qualified applicants not accepted into the current cohort will have priority consideration into a subsequent cohort.


Advanced Standing


Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the program coordinator’s recommendation. In order to ensure coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department coordinator before being accepted toward core requirements. High school “2+2” Early College Credit will be accepted in accordance with the current agreement.


Graduation Requirements


Students completing all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned a “C” or better grade. Credits earned in this program can be applied to the Associate of General Studies degree.





School name:Rogue Community College
Address:3345 Redwood Highway
Zip & city:97527 Oregon
Phone:(541) 956-7500
Web:http://www.roguecc.edu
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