About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:1 Year

Program Highlights

  • Students receive up to 140 hours of hands-on experience in local dental offices.
  • Simulated dental office environment in the new on-site Dental Clinic provides an introduction to the office setting.
  • Program enjoys excellent reputation among community employers.
  • Graduates are eligible to write the certification examination for dental receptionists offered through the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.

Career Opportunities

  • Receptionist
  • Office administrator in small dental practice (and with experience, dental practices of any size)
  • Customer service representative in dental or insurance companies
  • Clerical staff in dental public health departments
  • Receptionist in other health-related fields, such as chiropractor's or optometrist's offices

The Dental Office Administration program at Niagara College prepared me for a job in the dental field.  The combination of practical and theoretical learning helped me to acquire the skills needed to qualify for a job as a dental receptionist.

Karen Breukelman, February 6, 2015

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Certificate
#0151 - 1 Year Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.