These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
- Grade11 Biology or Grade11 Chemistry
- Grade12 English
Secondary school graduation with a minimum C standing in English 12 or Technical and Professional Communication and a minimum C standing in one of the following sciences, Biology 11, Biology 12, Chemistry 11, or Chemistry 12. An Adult Basic Education Provincial Level Certificate with a C standing in English 090 or 091and a C standing in one of the following sciences, Biology 080, Biology 090, Chemistry 080, or Chemistry 090. Computer literacy is recommended.
In addition to the requirements outlined previously, students must acquire and maintain a valid CPR Level C certificate throughout the program to be eligible for registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.
The following must be completed prior to being admitted to the program: Two-day job-shadowing of a CDA in a dental office (form in your admissions package); a Criminal Records Search (The result of this search which identifies relevant criminal convictions may prevent a student from entering into a practicum or clinical setting. Students who cannot enter the practicum or clinical component of the program cannot graduate from the program.)
After being admitted the following must be completed: A dental screening form to be completed and signed by a dentist and returned to Dental faculty on the first day of class (form in your admissions package). This is required to enable students to act as patients for each other during clinical sessions.