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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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QUICK FACTS

Program length

12 weeks

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $4,144.00

International
Total: $10,898.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899 with a minimum of 50%
  • 65% in MATH 1905 or 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
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Course Listing

You must complete six courses to graduate. Courses are listed below by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in 12 weeks as a full-time student.

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 12 weeks
COMM1001 (O)
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1006 (O)
Develop foundational computer skills and become proficient using Windows, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications to enhance your computer skills and employability.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1012
Learn to use common dental practice management software. Students will become proficient creating and updating clients, scheduling appointments, managing recalls, coding dental procedures, billing patients and third parties, and recording payments.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
HLTH1016 (O)
In this course, students are introduced to dental terminology by learning how to read and interpret commonly used dental terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Students will also develop an understanding of basic dental anatomy. An emphasis is placed on the clinical environment of the dental practice, medical emergency response, and infection prevention and control. Students will also examine dental procedures, fee codes, and dental charting.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
6
HLTH1017
Dental administrative professionals play an important role in providing support to dental clients and the dental health-care team. Students will identify key dental health team members, and learn about the laws governing dental health professionals. This course introduces students to the skills required to communicate professionally with diverse clients and within the dental team while utilizing practice management systems. The promotion of dental practice marketing and advertising will be examined.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
5
HLTH1018
This four-week practicum placement will give students hands-on practice in a dental office or related field.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 150 Work Experience
3

Additional note

Courses marked with an (O) are available through Open Studies.