Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Description: The Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) Ontario College Certificate program gives you the ability to work professionally, ethically and collaboratively within a healthcare team to provide oral care for clients. Integrating theory and practice, you learn radiography, lab and chair-side skills, oral health education, and the maintenance of a practice environment necessary for work in the field. Through on-site and off-site dental office experiences, develop dental assisting skills to perform with competence and safety. Provide client care in the Algonquin College dental clinic and experience a 60-hour placement in a private dental office.

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. Graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Assisting examination, which requires successful completion to practice Level II Dental Assisting skills in Ontario. You may then apply for certification with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.

URL: Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) at Algonquin College
Course Based: Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $6,233

Tuition and related ancillary fees for this program can be viewed by using the Tuition and Fees Estimator tool at www.algonquincollege.com/fee-estimator.

Facts

LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: College
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE: 22,000 Students
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT $1,513
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT $5,603
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
EMAIL: international@algonquincollege.com
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.

 

Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 

Admissions

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English
  •   Biology
  •   Chemistry

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.
Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

 

Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at international@algonquincollege.com for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

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