Registered Dental Assisting
• High demand field
• Los Angeles County average entry
level wage is $14.57 an hour
• Excellent working conditions
• One of the fastest growing
occupations in California
• Full and part-time work available
• Eight-week modules
• Day Classes
Program starts twice a year,
September and February
• Upon completion student may earn:
Associate in Science degree
Certificate of Achievement
Coronal polish certificate
Pit/Fissure Sealant Certificate
Enroll in the Citrus College Registered Dental Eligibility for California State Boards
Assisting Program and prepare to become a Eligibility for National Certification
professional member of a dental health team.
• In 2008, 95% of Citrus graduates
passed the State Boards
The Registered Dental Assisting Program What is the job of a dental assistant?
at Citrus College offers comprehensive The dental assistant is a valuable mem- • 18 units may be applied to an
training courses that prepare students for ber of the dental health team and needs associate in science degree
a career in a high-demand field that specialized skills and training. A dental • Financial aid is available to
offers good starting salaries and excellent assistant prepares patients for treatment, qualified students.
working conditions. assists the dentist during procedures,
• Citrus College’s program costs about
takes and processes dental x-rays, $2,000 in comparison to private
This exceptional training includes hands- prepares dental materials, maintains and colleges that cost about $12,000.
on experience in dental offices which will sterilizes instruments, and conducts
• Assessment test required for associate
help develop technical and social skills business office procedures.
degree, certificate of achievement and
that will prepare the student to work in transfer students.
a professional and highly competent A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) can
manner. Students will have the opportu- find employment in private dental prac- • Accredited by ADA and Dental
nity to use state of the art dental equip- tices, clinics, public health departments Board of California
ment while training in the program. or hospitals. The dental assisting profes-
sion is projected to be one of the fastest
Most graduates find employment before growing occupations in California.
or within weeks of graduating. The
valuable learning experience at Citrus Assisting Program
College motivates students to pursue fur- (626) 914-8728
ther dental education and move up the 1000 West Foothill Boulevard,
Glendora, California 91741-1899
dental career ladder.
College Admission Transfer Requirements Citrus Community College District
Admission to Citrus College is open Transfer requirements can be integrated Board of Trustees
to high school graduates and any with the associate degree option so that
person 18 years of age or over. you may receive a degree at the time of Mrs. Susan M. Keith
transfer. See a counselor for specific Representative
To enroll, submit an application for requirements for your major. Course
admission online at: requirements may vary among colleges. Mrs. Joanne Montgomery
For more information Representative
New students enrolled in five or Admissions and Records
more units and planning to earn an (626) 914-8511 Dr. Edward C. Ortell
associate degree, a certificate of Campus Tours Representative
achievement, or a skill award must (626) 857-4162
take an English and math skills Career and Transfer Center Dr. Patricia Rasmussen
assessment. In addition, new stu- Glendora/Azusa/San Dimas
(626) 914-8639 Representative
dents who plan to enroll in English,
mathematics or reading classes must Counseling and Advisement Center
participate in the skills assessment (626) 914-8530 Dr. Gary L. Woods
process. Financial Aid Representative
Concurrent Enrollment for General Information Dr. Geraldine M. Perri
High School Students (626) 963-0323 Superintendent/President
Some programs and classes are Student Activities
available to current junior and (626) 914-8601
senior high school students.
Interested students should contact
their high school counselor or the
college’s Admissions and Records TTY
Office. (626) 914-8674
Associate Degree (626) 914-8675
For an associate degree, a student
must complete 60 degree applicable
units of work and fulfill specific gen-
eral education requirements, includ-
ing electives and physical education.
A cumulative grade-point average of
2.0 (“C”) or above is required.
For detailed information, refer to the Registered Dental
college catalog or consult a coun- Assisting Program
selor. (626) 914-8728
1000 West Foothill Boulevard,
Glendora, California 91741-1899
Citrus College is an Equal Opportunity
Institution. Citrus College publications are
available in an alternate format upon request
by persons with verifiable disabilities.