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 Dental Laboratory Technology Program. To be eligible for entrance, you simply must meet the following requirements

  1. Graduated from a U.S. accredited high school, GED, or the equivalent with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Satisfactory scores on Manual Dexterity and Hand/Eye Coordination Exams that are given by appointment with the Restorative Dental Technology Admissions Coordinator. Please call (626) 585-7200 to schedule an appointment.
  3. If you meet the above requirements, you are welcome to begin the application process!

Selection Criteria


Applicants to the Dental Laboratory Technology (Restorative Dental Technology beginning Fall 2017) 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 performance of the Manual Dexterity and Hand/Eye Coordination Examinations.
  3. Third priority will be based on the date that your application was submitted.

The Department of Restorative Dentistry accepts applications to its Certificate Program in Dental Laboratory Technology 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 Dental Laboratory Technology (Restorative Dental Technology beginning Fall 2017) you need to submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • A completed Restorative Dental Technology Program Application. Download the application here or pick one up in the Health Sciences office (W-204). 
  • Complete the Survey Questions (in addition to the application. Download the survey questions here or pick one up in the Health Sciences office (W-204)
  • 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   Schedule your manual dexterity and hand and eye coordination exam

This exam is administered by appointment only with the Restorative Dental Technology Admissions Coordinator. You can schedule your appointment by calling (626) 585-7200.

3   Submit Your Application Packet

Submit your completed application packet, on the day of dexterity examinination. Or, you can submit it before your exam 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 Dental Laboratory Technology (Restorative Dental Technology beginning Fall 2017) 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 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 crubs 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