Upon completion of the Dental Assisting program, graduates will be able to do the following:
Program completion rates are affected by attrition – students who voluntarily withdraw – and academic dismissal – students unsuccessful in courses. Recent classes also were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes shifted online in March 2020, and Wake Tech didn't resume full-time on-campus lectures and labs until the 2021-22 school year. As a result of the pandemic, the college wasn't able to fill its 2021 class.
The goal is for 100% of graduates to be employed within two months of program completion. Faculty actively assist students to secure employment even after they complete the program. Historically, approximately 50% to 70% of students are employed the day they meet program requirements.
Students graduating from the Dental Assisting program are eligible to challenge the Dental Assisting National Board (Certified Dental Assistant) Examination to earn their CDA credential.