Dental Assisting College Credits

There are a number of options for earning college credits at CPAVTS. It is important that students work with the Admissions Office at the school they plan on attending. Our Student Services office will help to guide students through this process as well.


HACC Collegewide 2C 2Students are CPAVTS and HACC students at the same time. Students leave High School with a college transcript.

A HACC course is taught by CPAVTS instructors (HACC adjuct faculty) at CPAVTS. There is a cost for each credit students earn, though it is greatly reduced from HACC's already low tuition cost.

These courses are part of the normal curriculum during for Level 3 students and the course is delivered during the normal Program time. Particicipation is optional for students but highly recommended. These HACC credits can be used at many other schools across the state either as elective credits or towards a certification or degree.


DA 170 Pre-Dental Clinic 3 Credits
DA 171 Dental Assisting I 4 Credits
DA 173 Dental Radiology I 4 Credits
DA 180 Dental Office Practice 3 Credits



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All CPAVTS programs are approved by the Department of Education. Because of this, the following list of colleges have agreed to give CPAVTS students credit for the following courses when students enroll and meet the following requirements:

  1. 1.  Graduate from high school. 
  2. 2.  Earn a 2.5 GPA in the courses in your program area. 
  3. 3.  Earn a score of “Advanced” or “Competent” on the NOCTI exam.  
  4. 4.  Successfully complete all tasks on the Program of Study task list.

Westmoreland County Community College

DAS 100 - Introduction to Dental Assisting
DAS 103 - Dental Assisting Lab

Manor College

DA 101 - Chairside Procedures
DA 105 - Practice Management
DA 108 - Dental Specialties
DA 109 - Medical Management of the Dental Patient
DA 110 - Oral Health Issues

Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center

DES 111 - Dental Radiology I
DES 112 - Dental Radiology II
DES 115 - Dental Materials



NOCTI / NCCRS: By scoring at or above 70% on an approved NOCTI Test, students may earn articulated credit at many institutions. Click Here for more information and to see lists of participating school.