Dental Assisting Requirements

Quick Facts   Admission Criteria   Technology Requirements   Additional Program Requirements


This curriculum is under development and will meet standards set forth by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Quick Facts

  • One-Year diploma program
  • Full-time, part-time and online schedule
  • Approximately 45 credits
  • Credits will be split between fall, spring and summer semesters

Admission Criteria

Two of the following: 
  • ACT: 18
  • SAT: 960
  • HS GPA: 2.5 GPA
  • GED: 500
  • College GPA: 2.0 GPA
If students do not meet two of the above requirements, they are required to take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER:
  • Writing: 255
  • Arithmetic: 217


Additional Program Requirements

Background Check and Drug Screen 

Completion of a background check and drug screen are required before program classes start.  


This program requires additional immunizations. Please refer to the Health & Human Services Academic Handbook for additional details.
Uniforms are required for this program and are available from the Southeast Tech Bookstore.


Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical Institute's Dental Assisting program is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech Support Center.