IVCC adding an Associates in Dental Assisting program

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OGLESBY – On Thursday the Illinois Valley Community College Board approved an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting.

“After discussion with the dental assisting advisory board, local dentists, current and past students, it is apparent the AAS in Dental Assisting would be beneficial to future, current and past students from a continuing education and employment perspective,” said program coordinator Heather Seghi.

The 60-credit AAS aligns with dental hygiene program requirements at various Illinois schools and will thus ease transfer to those institutions, said Dean of Workforce Development Shane Lange.