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Clinical Dental Assisting - Cert

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
  • Duration
    16 months
  • Annual tuition fee
    9,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,510 USD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    August, January, June

Program Overview

What Elgin Community College says about their program:
"A dental assistant is an important member of an efficient dental team providing valuable service to both the team members and the patient. An assistant aids and anticipates the needs of a dentist in intra-oral procedures, takes X-rays, prepares lab work, is responsible for disinfection/sterilization protocols, and can also perform office administration duties."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

  • TOEFL 71
  • Duolingo 95
  • PTE 50
  • IELTS 6

International student application

  • Non-refundable $50.00 processing fee. If the payment is coming from outside the US, please pay via If the payment is coming from inside the US, please pay with a credit card by calling the Office of Student Accounts at +1-847-214-7380.
  • Evidence of financial support. All prospective F-1 students must submit financial documentation certifying access to funding for the duration of their studies. Students must submit an English language, official bank statement or letter on bank letterhead certifying the account holder’s name, type of account, current balance, and date of the statement. Certification must show available funds of $19,650.00 for first-year expenses at ECC, exclusive of travel expenses. Certification of funds must be dated within six months of issuing the I-20.
  • Affidavit of sponsorship. All sponsors contributing financially to your education must complete and sign an affidavit of sponsorship.
  • Certified transcripts from high school/secondary education. Students must submit official, English-translated copies of high school/secondary education academic transcripts.
  • Photocopy of passport. Submit a copy of your biography page and identity page with a photograph.

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - USD$9,510 per year

ECC Foundation Scholarship

Academic and Leadership Excellence Scholarships

  • Amount

    From USD$900 to USD$1,000 per year

  • These scholarships require a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Intention to transfer for a Bachelor's degree completion. Attending college part-time, degree-seeking, residents of District 509. Members of a college club or service organization.

General Scholarships

  • Amount

    From USD$900 to USD$1,000 per year

  • At ECC, scholarships are abundant and made available to everyone who qualifies. Here’s just a shortlist of offerings

    Adult students over the age of 26, Black/African American students, Demonstrate the value of embracing diversity, ESL, undocumented students, Female students & more!

F1 International Student Scholarship

  • Amount


  • Guaranteed scholarship for new international scholarship students starting at Elgin Community College in fall 2022

Visa requirements for Elgin Community College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements