Palomar College Dental Assisting

Registered Dental Assisting Program

Dental Assisting Courses


Prerequisites:  DA-50 Introduction to Dental Science and Occupations

AND              DA-57 Dental Sciences and Anatomy

Complete English requirement (English 50  or English 100* or ESL 103) prior  to starting the Registered Dental Assisting Program to ensure maximum success in the program.           * highly encouraged

Comm 100 is recommended to be taken before applying for the program.


The RDA Program begins each Fall Semester.  

         It requires a full-time commitment  for the ten-month sequence of classes. 

FALL SEMESTER:DA 60, 65, 70 75 & 82 August 21 2017- December 15, 2017

SPRING INTERSESSION: DA 71 January 8-22, 2017

SPRING SEMESTER: DA 83,  85 & 90 *JANUARY 29-MAY 25, 2018

*Off campus externship in Dental clinics and offices.

Link to Palomar College course catalog – Dental Assisting