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Health Sciences, AAS-T with Dental Assistant, Certificate of Completion


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90 CREDITS

The Health Sciences AAS-T degree prepares students for various healthcare related training programs with strong knowledge and skills in college-level academics such as math, English, natural sciences, humanities, and social science. Students will be prepared to apply for admission to selective admissions health sciences programs or applied baccalaureate programs. This degree is designed to provide formal educational opportunity to students with professional certificates in health sciences areas or to provide skills to students who have general education credits but no professional training.

Health Sciences AAS-T graduates will:

  • be prepared to obtain employment in a specialty within health sciences or transfer to a health sciences baccalaureate program
  • work effectively as a member of a healthcare team
  • describe how health sciences professions contribute to health care delivery
  • advocate on behalf of patients to diverse health care practitioners and patient care teams
  • demonstrate communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
  • meet Humanities , Natural Science , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication  general education distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence for students completing the Dental Assistant certificate as the professional certification requirement of the Health Sciences degree. As long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

Professional Certificate


Dental Assistant, Certificate of Completion  

General Education Requirements


All General Education requirements are met within the Program Requirements listed above.

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement


Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 90


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