The Dental Laboratory Technology Fixed Restorative, Ceramic and Denture Technique Certificate Program is offered for students who desire to enter employment directly after completion of this four semester program.
Possible Employment Responsibilities: Construct and assemble false teeth in a dental lab technology laboratory designed to construct crowns, bridges, dentures, partial plates and other prosthetic devices from prescriptions ordered by a dentist.
Possible Employment Positions: Dental Laboratory Technician in dental laboratories constructing a variety of crowns, bridges and dentures.
Possible Employment Locations: Dental laboratory operations in private business and government agencies.
Prerequisites: Demonstration of aptitude and ability through manual dexterity tests given by the department and a Program Entrance Test.
Co-requisites: MATH 0301 , ESOL 0311 , ESOL 0319 , and EDUC 0300 . Students must complete Math, English, and DLBT courses with a grade of “C” or better to receive the DLT certificate.
Program Duration: Four or five semesters. Additional Prerequisite course(s) may be required depending on students’ prior training/education.
If a student has been absent from SWCID for more than one year, the student is required to reenter the Dental Laboratory Technology program and participate again in all the hands-on skills courses.
Students enrolled in all Dental Lab Technology classes and laboratories must pass each class and lab with a “C” or better before enrolling in the next DLBT class and laboratory with the approval of the DLT instructor.