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49er Regional Occupational Program

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# of semesters: 2
Length of course: Full Year (Students are accepted only at the beginning of the Fall semester)

Instructor Announcements
This course requires high school students & parents to attend mandatory orientation.  Click here to find details.
This course requires adult students to attend adult orientation.
Click here to find details.
 
Cell phones must be turned completely OFF during class.  Please give your family/childcare, etc. the Main Office number (530-889-5949) in case of emergency.  The secretary will deliver the message immediately. 

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Credits Recommended for High School Students per semester: 15-20 credits or as determined by the student's school district.
High school students may receive Life Science credits toward graduation, depending on the school district in which they are enrolled.

Auburn ROP Center (BLENDED Course)
Auburn, CA 95603
 
Jenny Michel, Instructor
 
 
Class day(s) for all: Daily (For first 12 weeks, students will receive ONLINE instruction on Mondays & Fridays; Students will be in class at the Auburn ROP Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays; After training site placements, students will attend classroom instruction on Fridays)
Class schedule: 7:30-10:30 am (adults only) or 1:00-4:00 pm
Additional class day for students: N/A
 
 
Approximate length of time in class prior to placement at training site: 12 weeks
Course description
This class offers instruction in dental office procedures, practices, standards and ethics as well as dental terminology, anatomy, physiology and disease process, dental asepsis and sterilization, 4-6 handed dental assisting, patient care, front office skills and telephone techniques.  Internships may be located in dental offices/clinics or dental labs.  Employment opportunities may include dental assistant, lab technician assistant, dental office assistant, dental receptionist or dental insurance biller.  Training site placements available in Placer or Nevada County.
 
Important information
- BLENDED Course:  Online instruction (Mondays & Fridays), Classroom Instruction (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) for first 12 weeks.  After placements occur, students will attend classroom instruction on Fridays.
- High school seniors have priority.  High school students should be enrolled in the afternoon class due to irregular morning hours at training sites. 
- High school students must request this course through the high school counseling office and enroll online. 
- Adults may need to complete a supplemental application in addition to the online enrollment form.
- The Dental Careers course is an approved program on the State of California's Eligible Training Provider List.
 
This class offers
- The opportunity to participate in the care of patients in a dental environment while networking and obtaining information for future education and employment.
- Development of hand/eye coordination
- Development of professional manner, speech and appearance
- Networking for the future
- Skills transferrable to the global market
- A hands-on opportunity for the student to experience a career in the dental field
 
Instruction includes
- Dental terminology
- Dental protocol
- Manipulating dental materials
- Direct patient care
- Recording dental information
- Professional employment acquisition
- Mixing materials
- Fabricating study models
- Employment strategies for healthcare
 
Course requirements
- Uniforms are required both in class and on the training site
- Hepatitis B vaccinations and TB clearance
 
ROP will provide student materials such as supplies, uniforms, equipment, and fees to high school students or they may purchase their own from our vendor(s).   Buying from our vendor(s) will guarantee the best price, quality and common materials for all of our students. 
 
Adults are responsible for their own materials and fees.  Specific information for materials & uniforms will be advised prior to start of class.
 
Adult fees
$781.00. (includes Registration; Books; Lab/Materials Fee; First Aid/CPR Training; Malpractice insurance and one set of scrubs)
Fees subject to change up until July 1
 
- The Dental Careers course is an approved program on the State of California's Eligible Training Provider List.
 
Class prerequisites
- Adults and high school seniors are eligible to enroll.
- Students MUST provide their own transportation to class and to the training site.
- Aptitudes in finger and gross motor dexterity, high level English grammar and verbal skills, spelling, and the ability to follow directions are necessary for student success in this program.
- Good hygiene and emotional maturity are expected.
- Students may be required to have a background check.
- All students must have reliable daily access to the internet and a printer.
 
Recommended classes
Biology and/or life science, English
 
Training site placements (may include)
- Dental offices or clinics
- Dental labs
 
Careers related to this course
 
Future Opportunities:
- Specialty Dentist
 
High rate of employment upon successful completion of class.
 
College articulation/community college credit
Students should check with the community college articulation office to verify units, as articulation credits and course offerings may be subject to change.
 
Local post secondary course sequences
2+2 College
Articulation Credits
Community Colleges Certificate
A.A./A.S. Programs
SC:  H ED 1 (2)
SCC: Dental Assisting
SCC: Dental Hygiene
SHA: Dental Hygiene
(SC: Sierra College; ARC: American River College; BC: Butte College; CRC: Cosumnes River College; FRC Feather River College; SCC: Sacramento Community College; SHA: Shasta College; YC: Yuba College)
 
If you need further information
For further specific information, please contact the instructor.
 
Student Completion Rate:  100% of students enrolled in this course complete on-time, with a certificate of completion.
 

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