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Dental Assisting Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Dental Assisting

Mount Vernon campus

The Dental Assisting course allows students to get hands-on experience and chair-side skills that will prepare them to become Registered Dental Assistants throughout the state of Washington.
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About Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting prepares students to become Registered Dental Assistants through the state of Washington. Each student will experience hands-on learning providing valuable preparation for entry-level chair-side skills. The program will give students an understanding of different careers that are available in the expanding field of the dental profession.

Students will develop skills in chair-side assisting, equipment and instrument identification and maintenance, sterilization, and OSHA Practices. Students will be prepared to take the National Entry Level Dental Assisting exam.

This program is also a “Bridge” program into the 2- year degree program at Bellingham Technical College with additional prerequisites needed.

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Meet the Teacher

Kathy Hulbert

Kathy Hulbert brings many years of experience in the dental industry to NCTA. As the instructor of our Dental Assisting course, Kathy helps students develop job-readiness skills, as well as the technical knowledge and skill needed specifically for the dental industry.

Kathy is proud to help prepare students for ongoing education in dentistry as well as for direct placement into the workforce after high school.

Credits and Certifications

Upon successful completion of an NCTA course, students have the opportunity to earn high school and college credits, as well as industry-specific certifications. See below for the credits and certifications offered through our Dental Assisting course.
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High School Credits

Year 1

1.0
Science/Lab Science
1.0
Technical English
1.0
Occupational Ed.
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College Credits

Up to 24 CTE Dual credits are available via Skagit Valley College in the Dental Assisting pathway.
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Certifications

SVC Microcert Dental Assisting Foundation
Basic Life Support
OSHA
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  • Amazing Classroom

    The classroom is amazing. It looks like a real dental office. I love when we get to practice skills.
    Vanessa
    NCTA Student
  • Great Opportunities

    I feel like I really knew how to be prepared for a dental assistant job after high school. At the same time, I knew I could go to Bellingham Tech for more schooling if I wanted.
    Jamie
    NCTA Student
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