Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Admission Requirements

Basic Skill Competencies Requirements

Option 1

Score at least the following scores on any combination of the below assessment options:

ACT sub scores COMPASS scores ASSET scores ACCUPLACER scores
19 - Reading
16 - English
82 - Reading
41 - Writing
38 - Reading
35 - Writing
76 - Reading
64 - Sentence Skills
Basic Skills Competency in Math

Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the COMPASS assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.

Option 2

Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:

  • ENG060 College Preparatory Writing I
  • RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III

Option 3

Any combination of Option 1 and Option 2 fulfilling the basic skills requirements in reading, writing, and math.

Pre-Program Acceptance

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create.an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements.

Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

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Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4013
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Student Success Specialist: Pre-Health

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Student Success Specialist: Health Science

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Pre-Health Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1079
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Program Advisors

Judy Poland
Grundy Hall 158
319-296-2329 ext.1352
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Rebecca Carrier
Grundy Hall 156
319-296-2329 ext.1360
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Program Chair

Emily Boge
Grundy Hall 138
319-296-4302
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Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4457
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