Admission to Dental Assisting

To enroll in the Dental Assisting program, students must have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) diploma, apply for admission to NTC and meet minimum program entry requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Apply & be accepted to Northwest Technical College:
    • complete application & pay application fee
    • provide all academic transcripts (high school and/or previous college or university)
  • If required, complete college readiness courses. Students may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing, and/or mathematics. Enrollment in readiness courses is determined by Accuplacer test scores.
  • Maintain a C or above in all program-required courses (includes pre- and co-requisite courses).
  • Prior to entering the Dental Assisting program, students must successfully complete foundational courses determined by the Accuplacer assessment or be waived from these courses based on courses already taken.
  • Current CPR, AHA Healthcare Provider required to be taken fall semester, or transfer of equivalent course and provide current CPR card.
  • Vaccinations against Hepatitis B or a signed release form and a Mantoux test.
  • Mandatory attendance at an informational meeting during the first week of fall semester.
  • Laptop required – no Chromebooks or Apple computers as they
    are not compatible with some program software.