Required Coursework

First (Junior) Year:

Math 400A&B or Math 402 4.0 units (May be completed during any semester in Program, but recommended during Summer Session between Year One and Year Two)

Fall Semester

16 Weeks | 14.5 Units

  • RDT 125A (4.0 units) Beginning Fixed Prosthodontics
  • RDT 130A Beginning Complete Dentures (4.0 units)
  • RDT 135A Beginning Dental Anatomy
  • RDT 140A Beginning Digital Dentistry CAD CAM I (1.5 units)
  • RDT 145 Dental Materials (2 units)
  • DRT 150 Dent. Communication & Workplace Readiness (0.5 unit)
Spring Semester

16 Weeks | 15.5 Units

  • RDT 125B Intermediate Fixed Prosthodontics (5.0 units)
  • RDT 130B Advanced Complete Dentures (5.0 Units)
  • RDT 135B Advanced Dental Anatomy (2.5 Units)
  • RDT 140B Intermediate Digital Dentistry CAD CAM II (1.5 units)
  • RDT 155 Anatomy of Oral & Facial Structures  (1.0 Units)
  • RDT 160 Dent. Calculations, Weights & Measures (0.5 unit)

Second (Senior) Year

Speech 1 or Speech 10 3.0 units (May be completed during any semester in Program, but recommended during Summer Session between Year One and Year Tw )

Fall Semester

16 Weeks | 17.0 Units

  • RDT 225A Beginning Removable Partial Dentures RPDs (4.0 units)
  • RDT 230A Intermediate Advance Fixed Prosthodontics (5.0 units)
  • RDT 235A Functional Occlusion & Articulator  (2.5 units)
  • RDT 240 Adv. Digital Dentistry CAD CAM III  (1.5 units)
  • RDT 245 Orthodontics & Pedodontics (3.0 units)
  • RDT 250 Laboratory Business Mngmt. & Admin. Legalities, Ethics & Juris Prudence (1.0 unit)

16 Weeks | 17.0 Units

  • RDT 225B Advanced Removable Partial Dentures RPD's (3.0 Units)
  • RDT 230B Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics (5.0 Units)
  • RDT 235B Functional Occlusion & Biomechanics of Masticatory System (2.5 Units)
  • RDT 255 Introduction to Dental Implants (2.0 units)
  • RDT 260 Transition to RDT Profession CDT Prep (3.0 Units)

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Program Completion

The total number of required units to complete the program courses is 65(Dental (58 units) + Math 400A/B or Math 402 (4 units) + Speech 1or 10 (3 units) = 65 units). Upon completion, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Dental Laboratory Technology. You may also choose to complete the AS Degree general education requirements to also earn an Associate in Science in Restorative Dental Technology Degree. Please consult a PCC Counselor to determine which additional GE courses you will need to complete. We highly recommend earning the AS Degree as it will improve your employability and potential job opportunities.

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.

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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.