Dental Assistant
Technical Diploma
33 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Explore MyEdChoice classes. You can attend in-person or online because this option allows you to choose how you attend each class and does not lock you into one format. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

“You don’t have to brush your teeth. Just the ones you want to keep.” – Unknown

As a student in Blackhawk's Dental Assistant program, you’ll have the advantage of learning in our state-of-the-art lab facilities and in a program that is highly regarded among area dentists. You’ll be trained in the latest skills needed to carry out a variety of laboratory, clinical, and office duties at a private practice or dental group. And you can choose a variety of roles within the industry because working with dentists as they examine and treat patients is just one area the dental assistant program can take you. With your technical degree from BTC, you may also consider managing a dental office, coordinating patient scheduling and bookkeeping, manning the front desk as the receptionist or office manager, working as a dental lab technician, dental treatment coordinator, or as a dental specialty assistant.

Our program includes face-to-face and hybrid courses, making it easy for you to work the program into your schedule. In our newly remodeled, high-tech lab, you’ll experience an amazing educational environment with the latest equipment and technology. Dental concepts are introduced and then supported with activities that will give you the well-rounded training you need to work with confidence and expertise. Once you complete the program, you will have a technical diploma and be eligible to be certified by the Dental Assisting National Board. Should you decide to pursue additional education as a dental hygienist, dental lab technician, or dentist, the solid foundation you receive in BTC’s Dental Assistant program will give you the edge you need.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Median Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Dental Assistant
Dental Receptionist
Dental Office Manager
Dental Practice Manager
Dental Lab Technician
Dental Insurance Claims Processor
Dental Sales Representative
Dental Treatment Coordinator
Dental Specialty Assistant

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Dental Assistant
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