The Dental Assistant Program is a 12- week course. Classes are held either once a week or twice a week depending on which class you are enrolled in. The total number of hours for this course is 196 clock hours. The student must complete a minimum of 84 lecture/lab hours and 100 externship hours for a total of 184 hours in order to graduate from this program. The student may only miss a total of 12 clock hours of class and still meet the minimum clock hours required.
At Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. the student must meet attendance requirements, maintain a minimum of a B average (3.0 GPA) and complete their 100 externship hours. If you would like a letter of recommendation from one of our Directors, you must satisfy all graduation requirements and abide by students conduct guidelines.
Upon completion of all requirements students will receive:
Students are required to complete 100 externship hours in order to graduate. These externship hours are intended to increase your knowledge, skill and confidence in your career of study. These externship hours are completed with a dentist independent from Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. We will assist our students if they need help finding an office to complete their externship hours.
Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. begins assisting students with finding an externship approximately six weeks into each program will continue offering assistance as long as the student is fulfilling their role as listed above. We will assist each student until they have been placed in their first externship or employment opportunity. Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. does put forth many resources to assist students in securing an externship, the students’ effort is a vital component. Students are expected to follow advice regarding professional appearance and behavior. Students must also make themselves available for and attend scheduled interviews and most importantly maintain a positive attitude.
Students must complete their externship ours within 3 months of the program completion date. Toward the completion of our programs, Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. actively assists our students in finding employment opportunities. Our students receive guidance in preparing an effective resume designed to emphasize their training, skills and understanding of the dental field. Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. does not guarantee nor promise job placement or wages to graduates.
At Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. it is our priority that students receive their education in a nurturing environment. We expect our students to respect one another and abide by these rules:
Students may request a private consultation with their instructor to review their course progress. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments and tests while maintaining a minimum of a B average (GPA 3.0). Should a student miss a class they are responsible for contacting their instructor within one week to make arrangements to complete the missed assignments or tests.
A student’s academic standing is expressed by a Grade Point Average (GPA) and is computed as follows:
Total cost for this program is $4,400.00, which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $100.00. Tuition includes all instruction, clinical supplies and Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. curriculum book. Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. has several payment plan options available for you, please select from the following:
If a student cancels his/her enrollment prior to the first day of class, Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. shall refund the student all the money he/she has paid, minus 10% of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement or $100.00 whichever is less. If a student withdrawals or is dismissed by Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. prior to the completion of more than 60% of the program, Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. shall refund the student a prorated amount of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement minus 10% of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement of $100.00 whichever is less. If a student withdraws or is dismissed after completion of more than 60% of the program, Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. will not refund the student any money, making the student responsible for the entire cost of the program agreed upon in the enrollment agreement. If a refund is owed, Academy of Dental Careers, Ins. agrees to pay the refund to the person or entity who paid the tuition within 15 calendar days after the;
I hereby grant Academy of Dental Careers permission to use my likeness in photographs and/or video in any and all of its publications, including Web space, and in any and all other media/social media, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by Academy of Dental Careers, in perpetuity, and for other use by the school. I will make no monetary or other claim against Academy of Dental Careers for the use of the photographs and/or video.