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Certified Dental Assistant - Certificate (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$4,360.00
Tuition: $3,902.00
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:92.00
Bus Pass Fee:111.00
Health and Dental Fee:225.00
Total Fees:$458.00

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This 10-month full-time program combines lecture and clinical practice to help prepare students for a career as a Certified Dental Assistant.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada; therefore, following successful completion of the National Dental Assisting Examining Board exam, students are eligible for registration and licensure with the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. Students are also eligible for licensure with other provinces in Canada.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Minimum 60% in English 12 or equivalent, minimum 60% in one of the following sciences: Biology 11, BIOL 080, Biology 12, BIOL 090, Chemistry 11, CHEM 080, Chemistry 12 or CHEM 090.

Non-Academic Requirements

The following must be completed prior to being admitted to the program:

  • Two-day job-shadowing of a CDA in a dental office (form in the admissions package).
  • Solicitor's General Criminal Record Check; *
  • Students must acquire a valid CPR Level C certificate prior to entering the program. This certificate must remain valid throughout the program.
  • Computer literacy is recommended.

*A criminal record may reduce an applicant’s access to the program or to employment opportunities and licensing following graduation. Applicants disclosing a criminal record are guided to explore their options. Depending on the nature of the offence, options may include applying for a pardon. Any associated cost is the responsibility of the student.

The following must be completed after admission:

  • A dental screening form to be completed and signed by a dentist and returned to Dental Faculty on the first day of class (form in the admissions package).
  • This is required to enable students to act as patients for each other during clinical sessions.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete each course of the Certified Dental Assisting program with a minimum passing grade of 70%. They must also successfully complete the National Dental Assisting Examining Board Exam.

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Program Transfer Opportunities

We have setup block transfer agreements with other colleges and universities to help you continue your studies once you have completed your program. If we don't have a transfer agreement for your program you can usually transfer your individual courses to another college or university in Canada.

Course transfer
If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Block transfer agreements
Once you have completed your studies you have the opportunity to transfer all or most of the credits you have earned to the following institution:

Transfer information for: Certified Dental Assistant - Certificate

Course Outline for: Certified Dental Assistant - Certificate


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