2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

PreHealth (A10300DA), Dental Assisting, AGE


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Purpose

The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education with an emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in health science programs. Courses provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of diploma and associate of applied science degrees and successful completion of NAI, Medication Aid and NAII certification result in certification credentials for employment

The Health Science programs at RCC have a competitive admissions process and do not directly admit students. Students interested in Dental Assisting are placed in A10300DA to take required general education courses for competitive admission to the program. Academic advising coaches will assist you in creating an educational plan and timeline for admission so that you may complete your general education courses and know the requirements for the competitive admissions process for your respective health science program.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), 1 Unit Biology, 1 Unit of Chemistry, ENG-002 Tier 2 or Placement Test Credit Equivalent, and TEAS test score proficient or higher are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for a prehealth pathway.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum


First Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 14-15 | Lab Hours 2-3 | Credit Hours 14-15


Second Semeser (Spring)


Class Hours 16 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 19


Total Credit Hours 33-34


Other Major Hours (31 SHC)


These hours must be approved by the Director of Records and Registration prior to enrolling in courses other than those listed above. Student not realizing progress toward a health science credential will be assisted by an academic advisor in exploring other degree options.

Total (64-65 SHC)


Additional Curriculum Notes


The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following:  ART 111 , HUM 115 , MUS 110 MUS 112 PHI 215 PHI 240 REL 211 REL 212 . Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

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