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The “wet lab” at the Marietta campus used for certain lessons in the
dental assisting program.
models of sets of teeth, repair dentures, prepare bleaching trays and
other hands-on skills that aren’t undertaken in front of patients.
After Chattahoochee Tech’s prerequisite courses for dental
assisting are complete, the program can be completed in just three
semesters. All told, students can move on to a job in dental assisting
in around two years, Peets said, adding that the job pays around
$22 per hour on average.
The idea behind programs like this one and others that
Chattahoochee Tech offers, said spokesperson Anita Mashburn,
is to fill high-demand jobs with well-trained workers that can
graduate in less time and with far less debt than those who pursue
Peets pointed out that students in the dental assisting program
can complete their degree and move into a job for under $8,000.
“It’s a tremendous benefit to the students,” she said.
For students who want to move on to school to become a dental
hygienist, Peets said, many programs don’t like to transfer credits,
but when a student has already learned many of the skills they’ll
need to know, it makes them far more competitive for admission.
“When you have 80 students apply to a dental hygiene program,
and you’re taking 12, it makes you so much more competitive, and
then it puts you ahead of your classmates,” she said.
The dental assisting program is only available at Chattahoochee
Technical College’s Marietta campus. The technical school has
seven other campuses, including one in Austell.
Chattahoochee Tech enrolled 8,764 students in fall 2020 and
8,234 in spring 2021.
Chattahoochee Technical College
980 South Cobb Drive | Marietta, GA 30060 | 770-528-4545
Number of students: 8,234 (spring 2021)
In-state tuition: $1,560 per semester for 12 credit hours
Out-of-state tuition: $2,760 per semester for 12 credit hours
International/foreign student tuition: $5,160 per semester for 12 credit hours
Most popular programs/departments: Health Sciences, which include the
Practical Nursing and Nursing Assistant programs; Clinical Laboratory
Technology; Health Care Management; Medical Assisting; and
Dental Assisting. Popular areas of study at the Marietta campus also
include programs in Cybersecurity, Computer Programming, and Web
Application Development, as well as degree programs in Accounting,
Early Childhood Care & Education, and Automotive Technology.