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RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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DA 150 - Introduction to Practicum and Seminar

2 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first term of the Dental Assistant program

Course Description: Provides an extensive overview of office responsibilities, work ethics and prepares students for the challenges of their multiple roles in the dental office including: guest, intern, administrative assistant, chairside assistant and housekeeping worker. Students will review and discuss the expectations and protocols for their upcoming practicum classes including but not limited to: the stages of an internship, the weekly required paperwork, work ethics, industry safety standards and strategies for meeting their learning objectives. Guest speakers representing dental specialties and alternative dental employment possibilities will be scheduled. Resume writing and creation to prepare the student for employment.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Determine the components of a dental industry resume and produce industry specific preemployment documents.
  • CLO#2: Identify required skills and abilities for dental clinical roles and create documentation for dental clinical placement.
  • CLO#3: Describe and discuss the scope of student responsibilities and phases of development within the dental practicum.
  • CLO#4: Describe and demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication principles and skills required in the workplace and clinical setting. (ILO Communication)

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