Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Admission Requirements

Basic Skill Competencies Requirements

Option 1

Score at least the following scores on any combination of the below assessment options:

ACT sub scores COMPASS scores ASSET scores ACCUPLACER scores
19 - Reading
16 - English
82 - Reading
41 - Writing
38 - Reading
35 - Writing
90 - Reading
77 - Sentence Skills
Basic Skills Competency in Math

Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the COMPASS assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.

Option 2

Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:

  • ENG060 College Preparatory Writing I
  • RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III

Option 3

Any combination of Option 1 and Option 2 fulfilling the basic skills requirements in reading, writing, and math.

Pre-Program Acceptance

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you academic plan to meet your program admission requirements.

Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

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Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Emily Boge
Grundy Hall 138
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Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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