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Program Admission Requirements

Pre-Admission Information Sessions

Interested in any of the Dental Laboratory programs?  Students are required to attend a Health Related Professions program Information Session before seeing a Student Services Center advisor about entering this program.  These sessions provide important information about program eligibility, requirements, costs and more.

Applying for Program Admission

Dental Laboratory degree programs require a special program application.  Please read all of the information on this page carefully.

  • All pre-admission requirements must be completed (with grades posted) as described in Program Requirements before applying to the program.  View the degree or certificate program displays for requirements.
  • To request a program application, e-mail DLT-Program@pima.edu with your name, student identification number, and home address.  Please specify that you are seeking the Dental Laboratory Technology Program Application.
  • Upon receipt of an eligible application request, PCC transcripts will be evaluated to determine if program pre-admission requirements have been met.  If met, a program application and placement date will be mailed to address listed on student file. 
  • Return the completed program application along with a copy of your high school diploma or GED to the West Campus Admission Office for final processing. 

Program Pre-Admission Requirements

  • New and Transfer students are required to complete the program admissions application.
  • New and Transfer students must provide a copy of their high school diploma or GED.
  • Complete assessment exams for math, reading, and writing.
  • Transfer courses earned from another Regionally Accredited Institution are not valid until they have been officially evaluated & grades have been posted on PCC transcripts.  An official (sealed) transcript and Student Request for Transcript Evaluation form must be submitted to PCC Admissions Office 
  • If grades and/or assessment scores are not posted on PCC transcripts at the time of program application, application requests may be delayed. 
  • It is advisable to complete support courses prior to starting any Dental Laboratory Technology (DLT) core curriculum.

Program Admissions and Course Information

  • Call (520) 206-3100 to schedule an appointment to meet with the program Lead Faculty member.
  • The Dental Laboratory Technology Program admits qualified students each fall semester dependent on availability of seats. 
  • The DLT program curriculum is typically offered during the late afternoon and evening.

To participate in the Dental Laboratory Technology program, students must:

  • Be able to perform a number of physical activities in the dental laboratory.  Should you have concerns regarding your ability to perform the duties required, you may discuss your concerns with the program Lead Faculty at (520) 206-3100. 
  • The Dental Laboratory Technology program may place students under considerable mental and emotional stress.  Students must be able to demonstrate rational and appropriate behavior under stressful conditions.  Individuals should give careful consideration to the mental and physical demands of the program prior to making application.
  • Dental Laboratory work requires eyesight correctable to 20/20 and the ability to perform fine motor activities for extended periods of time.
  • In order to minimize the potential for the spread of infectious diseases amongst patients and dental personal, DLT students and staff are highly encouraged to be immunized against and/or tested for infectious diseases such as mumps, measles, rubella, hepatitis B and tuberculosis.  If you have any questions regarding your immunization status or recommended immunizations for health care workers, please consult your personal physician.  If you would like to learn more about DLT program policies and procedures regarding infection control, you may e-mail DLT-Program@pima.edu.

Important Information on Licensure

Students should be aware that the state/national license exams and certification applications require applicants to acknowledge any misdemeanor or felony convictions.  Prior felony convictions may preclude dental technicians from becoming certified by the National Association of Dental Laboratories/National Board for Certification.  For questions pertaining to eligibility for this national certification, please contact The National Association of Dental Laboratories/National Board for Certification at 800-950-1150.