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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-508-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Dental hygienist and dentist with patient

Dental Assistant (One-Year) Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Dental Office Manager
Dental Technician
Laboratory Assistant
Dental Treatment Coordinator

Average Median Wage


Dental Assistant (One-Year) Programs

A dental assistant is an integral member of the dental health team. With this diploma, you’ll be ready to give chairside assistance and conduct lab procedures under the direction of the dentist. Learn how to disinfect and sterilize dental instruments, record dental histories and vital signs, and manage dental and medical emergencies. You will also become familiar with dental procedures, equipment and radiographs. Your training will prepare you to perform basic office and laboratory procedures. At the end of this program, you’ll be ready for the national certification examination.

Dental Assistant (One-Year) Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Blackhawk Dental Assistant at Blackhawk
Fox Valley Dental Assistant at Fox Valley
Gateway Dental Assistant at Gateway
Northeast Dental Assistant at Northeast
Western Dental Assistant at Western