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EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE_ ___________________________________________________________ 2015-2016
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• Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) or two
vaccinations or Measles and Rubella
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B series (completed)
• Polio
• Proof of Varicella vaccination or titer result.
• Meningococcal
• Proof of an annual TB skin test
• Documentation of health insurance
No facial or oral piercings will be allowed in the classroom,
clinical sites or lab area. One set of stud earrings may be worn in
each ear. Individuals with visible tattoos are required to have the
tattoos covered while in class, clinical sites and labs. (Students
with visible tattoos may experience difficulty in finding
employment in area dental offices.)
Program Continuation Requirements
• All core courses must be passed with a minimum of a C-
(70%), and must be passed consecutively before continuing on to
the next course.
• All Program (DTL) courses must be passed with a minimum of
a C (75%), and must be passed consecutively before continuing
on to the next course.
Program Costs
In addition to the semester registration fees, a Dental
Assisting student can expect to spend an approximate total of
$2,000 on books, supplies, liability insurance, CPR, first aid,
dental conventions and DANB and/or NOCTI program exit
assessments.
Graduates are required to sit for proficiency exams at the
conclusion of their program. Information regarding costs and
dates for the exams will be posted in the online catalog and
available from the program instructor(s).
Dental Assisting
Intermediate Technical Certificate
40 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
S
emester 1
DTL 121
Orientation to Dental
Assisting/Office Management
2
DTL 124
Basic Dental Sciences & Medical Situations
3
DTL 125
Dental Operatory Procedures
4
DTL 126
Dental Radiology
4
DTL 129
Dental Biology
2
HCT 100
Introduction to Health Professions
1
Semester 2
CIS 101
Computer Information Systems
3
DTL 127
Dental Clinical
2
DTL 128
Dental Specialties
4
DTL 131
Dental Lab Materials and Expanded Functions 3
ENG 101
English Composition
3
PSY 101
Introduction to Psychology
3
Summer Term
DTL 132
Supervised Work Experience
6
You will need your own stethoscope and blood pressure kit. You
will also be required to wear scrubs to all class meetings and
clinical rotations. Further dress code rules will be discussed in
class.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
• Discuss and understand the roles and responsibilities of the
nursing assistant in Idaho.
• Demonstrate basic competencies required of nursing assistants
in the state of Idaho.
• Demonstrate the knowledge required to pass the required
Idaho state manual skills and written exam.
DENTAL ASSISTING
Program Options
Intermediate Technical Certificate
11 months Fall and Spring Semesters & Summer Term
The Dental Assisting program at EITC consists of classroom
training, clinical skills training, and clinical experience in
area dental offices. The program’s curriculum follows Idaho
State Board of Dentistry guidelines. The curriculum provides
the training necessary to become an integral part of the dental
profession and offers the student supervised training to become
a dental assistant. With this education and two years of clinical
experience, graduates may sit for the National Certified Dental
Assistant exam.
Intended Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate competency in basic dental assistant skills in a
competent and safe manner when working with patients,
families, and communities while being nonjudgmental of
cultural, religious, and ethnic differences.
• Demonstrate competency in performing front office skills for
entry level dental assistants.
• Demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, written and
technological communication utilizing appropriate terminology
during interactions with patients, families, and dental health care
team members.
• Demonstrate accountability, professional values, and ethical
behavior within the scope of practice of a dental assistant and the
policies and procedures of the employing institutions.
• Be Idaho certified in expanded functions for dental assistants.
• Acknowledge that dental assisting is dynamic and requires
life-long learning.
Entrance Requirements
• COMPASS Test score of 68 or higher in reading and writing
skills and 45 or higher in pre-algebra
• Advising with program director
• Background check
• Completion of entry packet, after orientation (between April
and May)
• Dental exam
• Documentation of the following current immunizations is
required:
• Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DPT)
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