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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Prince George
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    One Year
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5707 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Block Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted after September 15 for entry the following Fall. Applications for the following Fall should be received by March 31 to ensure priority admissions processing and review.

Application Fee: $15

Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

1. One of:

  • Grade 12 with English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or Technical and Professional Communications 12 or equivalent
  • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate and ENGL 050 or equivalent
  • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate and English 050 or English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or Technical and Professional Communications 12 or equivalent
2. Biology
  • Biology 12 (C)
  • BIO 050 (C)
Non-Academic
  • some experience, volunteer or paid, in a dental office/clinic is strongly suggested. You should include a statement describing the length, type and location of previous dental experience. If you have no previous dental experience, you may wish to consider CNC's Introduction to Dentistry course (see DENO 150 course description).
  • CPR Certificate level C or HCP
  • Criminal Record Check
  • documents certifying current immunizations, a dental exam and a health assessment (documents will be supplied on acceptance and must be submitted before the start of the program)
  • hepatitis B vaccination

Admission Advice

When the program is oversubscribed, the following criteria will be used to select half the class:

  • Letter grade for English or Technical and Professional Communications or English 045 -- contributes up to four points. Maximum Possible Points (MPP) = 4 points for an "A" grade
  • Letter grade for Biology 12 or Biology 050 = up to 4 points
  • Residing in BC or the Yukon = 1 point
  • One of the following: completion of DENO 150 = 2 points; completion of a Dental Receptionist Program = 2 points; volunteer work or chairside experience of at least 30 verified hours in a dental office = 2 points; 15 to 29 hours of verified volunteer work or chairside experience = 1 point
  • Persistent Interest in the Program - as show by repeated applications = 1 point

Total Points Available = 12

English Language Requirements

Summary

Completion of English 12

If your first language is not English, one of the following is required (minimum score):                 

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 80 (IBT)
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • Completion of Level 4 English for Academic Purposes at CNC

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Mature Student

Details on Mature Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

International Student

Details on International Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on Special Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

How to Apply

Details on applying can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

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