Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the college, applicants must submit:

  • Dental Assisting data sheet to the Dental Assisting Program office before July 15 of the year of admission (FUTURE CHANGE: For admission in 2020, submit before July 1st.)
  • official high school or GED transcripts to the Del Mar College Student Enrollment Center and to the Dental Assisting Program office
  • official college transcripts to the Del Mar College Student Enrollment Center and to the Dental Assisting Program office
  • official ACT, SAT, or TSI college entrance examination scores to the Del Mar College Student Enrollment Center and unofficial ACT, SAT, or TSI college entrance examination scores to the Dental Assisting Program office

SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCESS

The selection process is based on a point-system.  The selection criteria (high school class rank or GED score, college entrance examinations scores, letter grades for any completed curriculum general education courses) is weighted to arrive at a score for each applicant.  The general education courses in the curriculum are as follows:  ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ITSC 1309, College-Level Mathematics Core Elective, Communications (SPCH) Core Elective, Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Elective, and Creative Arts OR Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core Elective

A selection committee, consisting of the program director, representatives of the program faculty, general education faculty, and counseling staff, will meet to select the next class.  The maximum number of students that can be supported by the limitations of the facility is twenty-four.  All applicants will be notified by letter, of the selection committee's decisions, a week after the application deadline.  Applicants not selected are advised to contact Del Mar College's Student Enrollment Center or Dental Assisting Program Director for advice concerning their academic goals.

Selected applicants will be invited to an orientation and tour of the facilities before the first day of class. The Dental Assisting program begins only in the fall semester and continues through both summer sessions of the academic year of enrollment (August to August). Any or all of the general education courses in the curriculum can be taken prior to admission to the program.

ESTIMATED TUITION & FEES

If you are a recognized resident of the Del Mar College district, the following list reflects the approximate education cost associated with the Dental Assisting Program. 

Semester Hours In-District Out-of-District
Fall 18 $1,885 $2,785
Spring 13 $1,385 $2,035
Summer I 5 $585 $835
Summer II 3 $385 $535
Total $4,240 $6,190

The above approximated tuition are estimated for a certificate in Dental Assisting. 

Residency requirements are contained in the college catalog.  You may also contact the Del Mar College Business Office for information on relative residency requirements.  Call (361) 698-1263.

*Tuition and fees subject to change.  

ESTIMATED EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES

The following fees are ONLY approximate amounts. Expenses will be announced throughout the year as needed.

Items Cost
Textbooks $400.00
Exam: Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) -- optional $450.00
Exam: Jurisprudence(RDA) $65.00
Exam: Nitrous Oxide Monitoring $100.00
CPR Certification and Handbook $59.00

Vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR
  • Tuberculosis Test
  • Meningitis
  • Tetanus

Check with your physician/local health department

ADAA Student Membership (Liability Insurance) $45.00
Dental Assisting Professional Pin $55.00
Graduation Cap & Gown $35.00
Community Dentistry Supplies $30.00
Table Clinic Supplies $50.00
Student PPE Kit $65.00
Scrub top, bottoms, and lab coat** $70.00/set
Shoes** $70.00

**Two uniforms are required throughout the year. A Fall and Spring uniform will be assigned. Students will be provided with uniform specifications by instructors.

Important - Please Read - Del Mar College Dental Programs' Bloodborne Pathogens Policy

Page last updated May 15, 2019.

Contact Information

Dental and Imaging Technology
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2858