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Dental Laboratory Technology

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

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: After successfully completing the Recognized Graduate Exam of the National Association of Dental Laboratories/National Board for Certification, work in a dental lab.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2018-2019


General Education Requirements

 The general education category requirements are fulfilled by core or support courses.* 

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
ART 100
  or ART 110
  or ART 120
Basic Design
  Drawing I [SUN# ART 1111]
  Sculptural Design [SUN# ART 1115]
CIS 120
  or PHI 123
Computer Applications for Business [SUN# CIS 1120]
  Philosophical Foundations of Science
CHM 130IN Fundamental Chemistry [SUN# CHM 1130] 4
POS 201
  or POS 202
American National Government and Politics [SUN# POS 1110]
  Introduction to International Relations [SUN# POS 1120]
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning       1
WRT 101** English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 17-18
Total 63-64

* Other general education requirements fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication requirement - WRT 101 fulfills this requirement; Arts and Humanities requirement - ART 100, 110, or 120 fulfill this requirement; Mathematics or Science requirement - CHM 130IN fulfills the credit requirement for this category, the math competency must still be met; Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement - POS 201 or 202 fulfills this requirement; Other requirement - CIS 120 or PHI 123 fulfill this requirement; Special requirement - POS 201 or 202 fulfill this requirement.

** WRT 154 or GTW 101 can be used to meet program requirements