We accept applications on a year round basis. Admission is for the fall semester.

Download Application  Survey Questions (Completed as Part of Application)

Admission Eligibility

There are no prerequisities for the Restorative Dental Technology Program. To be eligible for entrance, you simply must meet the following requirement:

Graduated from a U.S. accredited high school, GED, or the equivalent with a 2.0 grade point average.

Selection Criteria

Applicants to the Restorative Dental Technology Program will receive written notification of their acceptance status as well as information regarding the next steps in the process within one week of application. Placement on the alternate list will guarantee acceptance for the following year. Enrollment is determined by the applicant pool and is competitive.

The Restorative Dental Technology Selection Committee will prioritize applications based on the following criteria:

  1. First priority will be given to students who have fully completed and submitted all parts as noted in the Application steps.
  2. Second priority will be based on the date that your application was submitted.

The Department of Restorative Dentistry accepts applications  on a year round basis. Admission is for the fall semester. Applicants are encouraged to follow the steps below for successful application:

How to Apply

  Complete Your Application Packet

To apply to the Restorative Dental Technology you need to submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • A completed Restorative Dental Technology Program Application. Download the application here
  • Complete the Survey Questions (in addition to the application. Download the survey questions here.
  • One official transcript of ALL U.S. colleges and universities attended, including Pasadena City College*
    *If you have foreign transcripts, please read our information on how to have your transcripts evaluated.

Be aware that unofficial transcripts and photocopies of diplomas are not acceptable, and incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process. If you are accepted into the program, the college’s Records Office will also require transcripts.

2   Submit Your Application Packet

Submit your completed application packet, by mailing it or deliver it in person to the Health Sciences office on the main PCC campus. No copies or faxed applications will be accepted.

Pasadena City College
Restorative Dental Program
Health Sciences Division W-204
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Program Acceptance

Applicants to the Restorative Dental Technology will receive written notification of their acceptance status as well as information regarding the next steps in the process within one week of application. Placement on the alternate list will guarantee acceptance for the following year.

Upon acceptance to the program, you are required to:

  1. Complete the application for admission to Pasadena City College. Apply Now.
  2. Return your Health Clearance to the Restorative Dental Technology Program Administrator. It should be completed and signed by a licensed physician and the PCC Student Health Services Office evidencing good health and fitness to participate in a Health Sciences Program of study. The Health Clearance includes evidence of required immunizations, chest x-ray or Mantoux test, indications of any allergies to nickel, monomer, latex, and polymer, and Hepatitis B vaccination or declination statement.(forms will be provided)
  3. Be prepared to provide your own transportation to off-campus clinical experience (internship) laboratory sites.
  4. A mandatory uniform (dark blue scrubs) is required during all lecture and laboratory sessions as well as during the off-campus clinical experience (internship). You will be required to purchase regulation scrubs from the designated vendor prior to Orientation Day and are to arrive in class wearing your scrubs during the Orientation Session. Instructions regarding purchase will be provided in the Orientation Letter emailed during the month of June.
  5. Regular attendance is mandatory. Dismissal will result if absences exceed College policy.

Transcript Evaluation

If you are a student with foreign transcripts, you must have your transcripts evaluated by one of the following three companies before applying:

International Research Foundation (IERF)
(310)-258-9451 | www.ierf.org

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
(310)-275-3530 | www.aceil.com

American Education Research Center (AERC)
(626)-339-4404 | www.aerc-eval.com

This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

License requirements:

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: www.collegescorecard.ed.gov.

This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.