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Dental Assisting Associate Degree
Minneapolis, MN

Start your new career path as a dental assistant

Dental assistant ranks among the best health care support jobs of 2022, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Current Minnesota residents seeking a new career path may find good job opportunities in the dental field. Dental assistants earn a higher salary in Minnesota than another other U.S. state. According to 2020 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dental assistants in Minnesota earn an average salary of $53,670 per year ($25.80 per hour).*

Employment of both dental assistants and dental hygienists is expected to rise 11% from 2020-2030 nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It’s a great time to join the growing dental career path as a dental assistant in Minnesota.

Our dental assisting associate degree program is designed to help you become a dental assistant, and prepare you for potential career advancement, including the dental hygienist career pathway.

  • Available through our Minneapolis campus—for Minnesota residents
  • Class topics include pre-clinical dental assisting, dental science, radiology, dental management, ethics, jurisprudence, and required general education courses
  • Become to dental hygienist faster: after earning an associate degree and becoming a dental assistant, you may transfer gen ed credit into a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Begin your new dental career path. It IS possible with Herzing University.

Classes Start February 7th

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Curriculum

Classes & curriculum details

Discover the knowledge and skills to excel as a dental assistant and build a strong foundation to continue advancing your career in the future.

Our career-focused CODA accredited1 associate degree curriculum combines core dental assisting courses with online general education courses to provide you with the well-rounded college education necessary to succeed in your unique career path.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting2068
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses

All courses, 45.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 21.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. * 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communication 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science * Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 21.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Tuition & Cost

20 months | 68 credits

$441 per credit

after scholarship*

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Tuition & Cost

With Herzing University, an affordable, career-focused education in dental assisting is within your reach. We are always striving to make college more affordable for everyone.

Opportunities for financial aid include:

Requirements

Dental assisting program enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Dental Assisting associate degree program include:

  • Completion of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application
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The goal of the dental assisting program is to train the student to become a productive member of the dental health team. This includes preparing the student for a variety of duties performed by the dental assistant in the contemporary dental office, including chairside assisting, laboratory procedures, administrative duties, and expanded functions. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students to successfully gain entry-level employment as a dental assistant.

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Minneapolis Campus

Come visit our campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota to learn more about Herzing’s dental assistant program and how we can help you reach your career goals.

Herzing University - Minneapolis

435 Ford Road
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
 (612) 360-2484

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Accreditation & Disclosures

Accreditation & Disclosures

1. The Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting and the Diploma in Dental Assisting programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678.  The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda. Consequently, graduates are eligible to take the examinations leading to certified dental assistant (CDA®) certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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