Dental Assisting

In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech

This one year program is designed to provide you with the basic and skill training needed for this profession. You will receive a Warren Tech certificate of successful completion that will allow you entry to the Dental Assisting field.


View the Dental Assistant certificate in the online catalog.

  • Dental Assistant

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Adult students are encouraged to apply. All students must complete all courses or two semesters of courses as well as the off-site internship at a local dental office to complete the certificate.

Required Courses


Semester 1:

(Semester 1 courses must be taken first in Fall semester)


DEA 101

Dental Terminology


DEA 102

Principles of Clinical Practice


DEA 104

Specialties in Dentistry


DEA 120

Introduction to Dental Practices


DEA 121

Dental Science I


DEA 122

Dental Science II


DEA 126

Infection Control


Subtotal Credits


Semester 2:

(semester 2 courses can only be taken after semester 1 has been successfully completed.  Offered only in the Spring semester)


DEA 123

Dental Materials


DEA 125

Dental Radiography


ADEA 131

Advanced Dental Radiography


DEA 132

Medical Emergencies


DEA 134

Prevention and Nutrition in Dentistry


DEA 181

Clinical Internship I


DEA 182

Clinical Internship II (optional) (1)


Subtotal Credits


Total Credits


Plans of Study and Course Sequencing

Plans of Study are rigorous, articulated academic "road maps" to your career goals, commencing in ninth grade and leading to certificates, licensure, degrees and beyond.

Course Sequencing Guides are suggested scheduling guidelines developed by RRCC programs which help you to complete your certificate or degree in a timely manner.

Warren Tech Courses

Through a cooperative agreement with Warren Tech (the career and technical high school for Jefferson County Public Schools), Red Rocks Community College students pursuing certain career and technical college degrees/certificates may take courses (on a space-available basis) at Warren Tech (WT), which is adjacent to the RRCC campus. You must have either graduated from high school, received a GED, or attained the age of 21. You pay RRCC tuition and Warren Tech program fees and your coursework is recorded on your RRCC transcript.

Classes follow the Warren Tech/Jeffco Public Schools' calendar. Deadlines and class start and end dates differ from those of RRCC. Warren Tech classes are conducted on a block schedule. The morning classes run Monday–Friday from 7:30–10:30 a.m. and the afternoon classes run Monday–Thursday from 12:00–3:45 p.m.