Dental Assisting at College of San Mateo - Degrees and Certificates
Dental Assisting
Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science Degree

Dental Assisting 60 units

Certificate of Achievement

Dental Assisting 37-39 units

Recommended high school preparation
Coursework in Science, English, Psychology, and courses in Art that develop manual dexterity.

Students are required to take the CSM English Placement Test prior to enrolling in the program. Any student who wants to become licensed by the State of California as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) must have a high school diploma or equivalent to qualify for the licensing exam.

Dental Assisting Applications
Dental Assisting Program applications are accepted from February 1 through May 1. Acceptance into the Dental Assisting Program requires students to be eligible for English 100, and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.