Dental Assisting Technology and Management, A.S.

2018-2019 Catalog

2323: A.S. Degree in Dental Assisting Technology and Management — Dental Practice Management (70 Credit Hours)

2324: A.S. Degree in Dental Assisting Technology and Management — Education (70 Credit Hours)

2325: A.S. Degree in Dental Assisting Technology and Management — Marketing (70 Credit Hours)

CIP: 51.0601

FL CIP: 1351060104

SOC: 31-9091

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The Dental Assisting Technology and Management program is an Associate in Science degree that encompasses a multitude of career opportunities. The program combines completion of the Applied Technology Diploma in Dental Assisting Technology and Management with options in marketing, dental office management or education. It will provide skills in a variety of areas in communication, business, computers and management that can be used in areas such as dental products representative, dental office management and education in dental assisting programs. Students may complete General Education courses before or after completion of the Applied Technology Diploma but not concurrently with the dental assisting courses.

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Program Core Courses: 47 credit hours

Semester I: 12 credit hours

DES 1020Head, Neck and Dental Anatomy 3
DES 1030Histology and Embryology1
DEA 1805LDental Clinic Seminar1
DEA 1806LClinic Practice I2
DES 1600Dental Office Emergencies1
DES 1800Introduction to Clinical Procedures3
DES 1806LIntroduction to Clinical Procedures Lab1

BSC 1080 Basic Anatomy and Physiology is also taken during semester I of the Applied Technology Diploma in Dental Assisting Technology and Management

Semester II: 17 credit hours

DES 1200Dental Radiology2
DES 1200LDental Radiology Lab1
DES 1100Dental Materials2
DES 1100LDental Materials Lab1
DES 1029Dental Specialties1
DEA 1855LClinic Practice II6
DEA 1151Dental Psychology and Communications1
DEA 1135Dental Microbiology1
DES 1840Preventive Dentistry2

Semester III: 18 credit hours

DES 2832CExpanded Functions with Lab2
DEA 2033Oral Pathology3
DES 1502Dental Office Management3
DES 1051Dental Pharmacology2
DEA 1856Clinic III Seminar1
DEA 1856LClinic Practice III7

General Education Courses

ENC 1101Freshman Composition Skills I**3
One of the following:
MAC 1105College Algebra**3
MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry**5
MGF 1106Liberal Arts Mathematics**3
MGF 1107Mathematical Explorations**3
STA 2023Elementary Statistics**3
STA 2023HHonors Elementary Statistics**3
One of the following:
ARH 1000Art Appreciation3
HUM 1020Introduction to the Humanities3
HUM 1020HHonors Introduction to the Humanities3
LIT 1000Introduction to Literature3
MUL 1010Music Appreciation3
PHI 2010Introduction to Philosophy3
THE 1000Theatre Appreciation3
One of the following:
AMH 2020United States History Since 18773
ANT 2000Introduction to Anthropology3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics - Macro3
ECO 2013HPrinciples of Economics - Macro Honors3
POS 2041American National Government3
PSY 2012General Psychology3
PSY 2012HHonors General Psychology3
SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3
One of the following:
BSC 2010Integrated Principles of Biology I3
BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I3

Complete one of the following options:

2323: Dental Practice Management
BUL 2241Business Law I3
GEB 1011Introduction to Business3
DEA 1949Work Experience 2
2324: Education
EDF 2005Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
EDF 2085Introduction to Diversity for Educators3
EDP 2002Educational Psychology3
DEA 1949Work Experience 2
2325: Marketing
MAR 2011Principles of Marketing3
MKA 2021Sales, Marketing and Advertising 3
DEA 1949Work Experience 2

Total Credit Hours: 70


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