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If you are considering becoming a Medical or Dental Assistant you probably have a lot of questions about the program, career and what it involves. Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for please fill out an online form and one of our expert admissions representatives will contact you soon.
What is the cost of your program?
Do you offer financial aid?
What is the length of your program?
Am I required to get certified?
Are you an accredited college?
Do you accept credits from other schools?
Will you help me find employment once I graduate?
I already have my CPR verification. Will I have to retake the course?
Can I complete my externship in a specialty office?
Dental Assisting students will complete 300 externship hours. Of the 300 hours, at least 180 hours must be completed in a general dentistry practice. After the minimum requirement for general dentistry practice is met, students have the option to complete their remaining hours in a specialty office or continue in general dentistry.
Medical Assisting students will complete 160 externship hours. Generally, students will complete all 160 hours in the same office.
Can I complete my Medical Assisting Externship in a hospital?
What if I want to work in another state after graduation?
Dental Assistants can take the Dental Assisting National Board or DANB, which will allow you to work anywhere after graduation and 1 (one) year of on-the-job work experience. For more information about the DANB, please visit www.danb.org. If you have less than 1 (one) year of work experience, you will need to research that state for a description of their requirements.
For Medical Assistants, while every state has its own guidelines related to medical assisting the registered Medical Assistant Certification is recognized by all 50 states.