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Dental Assistant Professional
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less 785 Hours (30 Weeks)
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
1. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a High School Diploma. 2. A student may enter as a mature student with no evidence of educational attainment. 3. All applicants must achieve satisfactory results on the Columbia College Assessment in Reading Comprehension and Writing. 4. An admission interview to determine suitability for the profession and possibility for success in the program. Once an applicant has met the academic admission requirements, the student will be required to provide proof of the following prior to the start of classes/clinic: 1. CPR Level HCP (Health Care Provider) - students are able to take this training during Dental Program Orientation - a fee is assessed. A student may also take this training at another institution. 2. Immunization (Hepatitis B and Rubella) - verification from health professional. 3. Dentist verification that all immediate dental treatment has been completed and that the student is in good oral health - within 4 months of program start. English Language Proficiency Requirements The following are the Language Proficiency Requirements for admission to Columbia College's professional programs for students whose first language is not English and/or who have been educated in another country where English was not the language of instruction. Please note that some programs have identified other means or additional ways by which language proficiency may be demonstrated. All students applying to Columbia College must take the Columbia College Assessments. The College may request that you provide the documentation below in addition to taking a Columbia College assessment. International students must provide the necessary documents before being considered for admission. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 83 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 5.5 with minimum band score of 5.5 EAP (English for Academic Purposes) - Grade B CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) - 7-8
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.
Total Tuition $18,605.00
Total Books/Supplies/Other Fees $1,400.00
* Tuition and fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated December 19, 2016. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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