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

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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 schedule: 7:30am -10:30am or 1:00pm -4:00 pm
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 and adult students must request this course via the online system.
- 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 - see below link for details.
Adult fees
$1,250.00 (Materials & Fees) Initial payment of $900.00 due July 1
Final payment of $350.00 due Sept. 15
- 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 must complete a request via online system.
- 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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