How quickly can I complete the EFDA certificate?
The EFDA certificate is two semesters long. Students take one course in autumn semester and one course in spring semester to complete the certificate.
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
Students are required to take classes in person. All classes are located at CTEC:
Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?
The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study.
What type of financial assistance is available?
The EFDA certificate is eligible for the short-term certificate grant available to students who are currently in or exiting foster care. Each student may receive a one-time grant of up to $2,000 to assist with tuition and fees (does not include the cost of books and supplies). To be considered, students must submit and satisfy the requirements on the Short-term Certificate Foster Youth Grant Application.
What are the requirements for admission to the EFDA certificate?
To be eligible for admission to the EFDA certificate program, you must:
- be a certified dental assistant with at least two years of chairside experience
- be CPR certificate or complete EMS-100 Basic Life Support
- attend a program information meeting
How many students are selected into the program?
We currently accept 12 students into the program each academic year.
How do I get started at COTC?