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Dental Laboratory

Associate of Applied Science

Learn the skills to construct and repair dentures, partial dentures, crowns, bridges and other dental appliances. Get 1,492 clock hours of laboratory practice

Limited Admissions Program: Students must meet the preparatory coursework and any other prerequisites and apply to the program. Depending on available spots, students may be placed on a waiting list before starting the program. See Program Admissions or an advisor for details. 

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Education & Biomedical Programs
Dean: 520.206.5105
Lead Faculty: 520.206.3100

Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Dental Laboratory Technician $46,987

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

Program Requirements 2020-2021

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication 3
Arts and Humanities
    Recommend: ART 100, 110, or 120
Social and Behavioral Sciences
   Recommend: POS 201 or 202
Other Requirement
   Recommend: CIS 120 or PHI 123
Special Requirements
   Recommend: POS 201 or 202
Subtotal 12-13

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
DLT 101/101LB Dental Morphology 3
DLT 102 Non-Metallic Dental Materials 3
DLT 103/103LB Complete Dentures 4
DLT 104/104LB Dental Occlusion 4
DLT 105/105LB Partial Denture Construction 4
DLT 106/106LB Orthodontic Appliances 3
DLT 108 Laboratory Management 3
DLT 201/201LB Dental Laboratory I 3
DLT 202 Dental Metallurgy 3
DLT 203/203LB Fixed Bridgework 4
DLT 204/204LB Dental Laboratory II 3
DLT 206/206LB Dental Ceramics 4
DLT 207/207LB Advanced Dental Laboratory Technology 5
Subtotal 46

Required Support Course

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CHM 130IN Fundamental Chemistry [SUN# CHM 1130] 4
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning       1
Subtotal 5
Total 63-64

* Other general education requirements fulfilled by required core and support courses: Mathematics or Science requirement - CHM 130IN fulfills the credit requirement for this category; the math competency must still be met.

Dental Lab Tech Interest Program/Major Codes: AOA9ALA/9DLT

Dental Lab Tech Program/Major Codes: AASDNTLABTEC/DLT1

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