Vancouver Community College

Dental Technology Sciences

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Community College
Faculty:Health Sciences
Field of Study:Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Description:Vancouver Community College provides a two-year diploma in Dental Technology Sciences. Graduates acquire the specialized knowledge and competencies comprising the scope of dental technology practice. The VCC Dental Technology Sciences program is based on the College of Dental Technicians of BC (CDTBC) required standards of competency for entry to the Dental Technology profession.

The curriculum integrates the related knowledge that supports the professional, productive and skilled design, fabrication, modification and repair of removable and fixed dental prostheses and appliances used in orthodontics and oral and maxillo-facial surgery. Students learn many technical aspects within the scope of practice of the dental technology profession. The Dental Technology Sciences Diploma program leads to employment in, or ownership of, a dental laboratory. Graduates are eligible to write the licensing examinations according to the requirements of the CDTBC.

URL:Dental Technology Sciences at Vancouver Community College
Length:30 Month(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade11 Physics 
Admission to the Dental Technology Program is on a competitive selection basis. Applicants must possess: Grade 12, or equivalent, English 12 with a C + or better or equivalent, Human Biology 12 with a C+ or better or equivalent, and Chemistry 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 11 or Physics 11 with C+ or better or equivalent.

Complete and submit to VCC Registrar’s Office a Career Investigation and Summary Report.
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* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 11, 2022