Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Dental Assistant Program

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 W Mason St. PO Box 19042
Green Bay, WI 54307-9042
Phone: (920) 498-5472
http://www.nwtc.edu/academics/degrees/health-sciences/dental/Pages/DentalAssistant.aspx

Technical Diploma
Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid. Start dates for the first semester are June and August.

The Dental Assistant program prepares students for a professional career in Dental Assisting. Upon graduation the student will be proficient in assisting during patient care in a dental office. The program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a valuable member of the dental team.

Cost:
$135.30 per credit for Wisconsin residents
The Dental Assistant Technical Diploma is a one-year, three-semester program. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 33 credits, which works out to $4464.90 in tuition fees.

Clinical Experience:
. Students will be required to purchase personal protection equipment/clothes, pay for liability insurance for dental clinical experience courses and provide their own transportation to the dental office.
. Students are required to complete an American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR course during their first semester.
. Submit required immunization documentation. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
Requirements for Program Application
. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
. Admission Assessment, or equivalent or ACT assessment taken within the last five years. (For a list of equivalents, please contact a Counselor.)

Requirements for Program Entry:
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer or ACT) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Accuplacer benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 78; Sentence Skills, 75. ACT benchmarks are Math, 15; Reading, 16; English, 16. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be granted pre-program status and will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Upon completion of the plan, full program or waitlist status will be granted. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
. Attend mandatory program orientation.
. Complete caregiver background check. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

Suggested Skills for Success;
. Students are expected to have entry-level computer and keyboarding skills. It is recommended that students complete basic computer skills coursework if deficient in this area.
. A science background with emphasis in Advanced Biology and Anatomy and Physiology is highly recommended