Dental Assisting, A.A.S.
The Dental Assisting, AAS degree program is granted by Metropolitan Community College, but coordinated at JCCC.
This program, which leads to either an associate in applied science degree or a certificate of proficiency, prepares the student to enter the workforce as a trained dental auxiliary. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national certifying examination given by the Dental Assisting National Board.
Admission to the Dental Assisting Program -Because enrollment in the program is limited, a student must meet the requirements and apply for admission.
JCCC offers the cooperative dental assisting degree for Johnson County residents with MCC-Penn Valley Community College. You must be accepted as a student at JCCC and accepted into the program at MCC-Penn Valley Community College. The student is awarded the degree from MCC-Penn Valley Community College upon successful completion of all requirements. It is the student's responsibility to check with a JCCC counselor before enrollment.
Program courses and credit hours are subject to change because of requirement changes at the degree-granting institution. Contact MCC-Penn Valley Community College at 816-604-4237 for an application packet, which includes deadlines, program prerequisites and admission requirements. Visit http://mcckc.edu.
Note: Johnson County Community College students should seek specific counsel from the MCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers.
Johnson County Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.
Degree Granted by Metropolitan Community College
Associate of Applied Science
General Education Requirements-taken at JCCC
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|MATH 116||Intermediate Algebra*||3|
|SPD 121||Public Speaking||3|
|PSYC 130||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOC 122||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|U.S. History to 1877|
|U.S. History Since 1877|
|American National Government|
|State and Local Government|
Specific Program Requirements
|The following courses can be taken at any campus|
|Select one of the following:||6-8|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology*|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Dissection*
and Human Physiology*
|BIOL 231||Microbiology Lab*||2|
|CHEM 122||Principles of Chemistry*||5|
Specific Program Requirements-taken at MCC-Penn Valley
|COLL 100||First Year Seminar||1|
|POLS 153||The Missouri Constitution||1|
|DENA 100||Introduction to Dental Assisting||1|
|DENA 101||Body Structure and Function||2|
|DENA 102||Head and Neck Anatomy||2|
|DENA 103||Dental Anatomy||2|
|DENA 104||Dental Emergencies and Pharmacology||1|
|DENA 105||Dental Materials I||2|
|DENA 108||Oral Microbiology and Infection Control||2|
|DENA 110||Chairside Assisting I||5|
|DENA 115||Dental Radiology I||4|
|DENA 125||Clinical Experience I||2|
|DENA 205||Dental Materials II||3|
|DENA 210||Chairside Assisting II||5|
|DENA 215||Dental Radiology II||2|
|DENA 225||Dental Office Management||2|
|DENA 230||Oral Pathology||1|
|DENA 250||Clinical Experience II||4|
|DENA 260||Dental Assisting Seminar||2|
Total Program Hours: 78-80