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Dental Assisting

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Creating Smiles

What You'll Learn

Think about your last visit to the dentist. Remember all the tools laying out on a tray? Have you ever thought about what all goes into them being ready for the dental health team to use?

Students in the Dental Assisting program at Ivy Tech will learn from instructors with real-world experience as dental assistants. You will learn what all is needed for dental health facilities to run effectively, so that you can effectively prepare patient rooms, sterilize equipment after appointments, run specialize technology like x-ray equipment, manage patient files, and assist during dental procedures.

You’ll study in a state-of-the-art facility, building skills and expertise in:

  • Radiography
  • Dental materials
  • Infection control
  • Chairside assisting
  • General dentistry
  • Dental specialties

In addition to Ivy Tech training facilities, you will also have the opportunity to learn through hands-on training, service learning, and real-world externship experiences. In fact, many students are hired before their externship ends.

 

Career Options

Graduates of the Ivy Tech Dental Assisting program prepare to work in private, corporate or dental group practices; specialty offices such as oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and periodontics; educational laboratories; dental/health insurance organizations; and public health settings.

No matter the setting, Dental Assisting graduates will help the entire dental health team be prepared for patients by ensuring all needs for a visit are ready upon the patient's arrival. With your help, each patient will have an efficient—and pleasant—visit.

Among the typical career options are:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Front Office Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene Assistant
  • Dental Sterile Technician
  • Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Degree Types Offered

Credential Type Associate Degree – Transferable or Career-Ready Long-Term Certificate
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Dental Assisting LTC Next-Level Jobs icon
A Good Fit If...
  • You want in-depth education from a college accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • You are looking for a degree that could increase your chances of future acceptance into Ivy Tech's Dental Hygiene program
  • You are interested in later pursuing a bachelor’s degree, which can lead to careers like dental sales representative
  • You want a Dental Assisting education from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) college
  • You are seeking a credential that could increase your chances of acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program
Where Offered See 7 locations See 7 locations
Length of Program 64 credit hours
4-5 semesters
43 credit hours
3-4 semesters
Cost2 $9,571 $6,431

Credential Type

A Good Fit If...

Where Offered

Length of Program

Cost2

Associate Degree – Transferable or Career-Ready
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • You want in-depth education from a college accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • You are looking for a degree that could increase your chances of future acceptance into Ivy Tech's Dental Hygiene program
  • You are interested in later pursuing a bachelor’s degree, which can lead to careers like dental sales representative
See 7 locations 64 credit hours
4-5 semesters
$9,571
Long-Term Certificate
Dental Assisting LTC Next-Level Jobs icon
  • You want a Dental Assisting education from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) college
  • You are seeking a credential that could increase your chances of acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program
See 7 locations 43 credit hours
3-4 semesters
$6,431

Professional certifications

The Dental Assisting program is designed to prepare students for several industry certifications. While obtaining the certifications is not guaranteed by the program, Ivy Tech works hard to prepare our students to satisfy any requirements and pass any exams associated with the credentials below. In fact, in recent years 100% of our students have gotten at least one certification if not more.

  1. Five workforce certificates – CPR, DANB Certified Dental Assistant, Coronal Polishing, Caries Prevention, and Indiana Limited Dental Radiology License can be achieved based on the courses included in the curriculum for both the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Long-Term Certificate (LTC) in Dental Assisting.
  2. Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) – While pursuing an AAS or LTC in the Dental Assisting program, students are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Exam to become a recognized CDA.
  3. Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) – Students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Associate of Applied Science program have the opportunity to earn this certificate of completion upon successful passing the Expanded Functions course.

 

 

Strong job growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8% job growth for dental assistants from 2021-2031, which is faster than average. That equals approximately 56,400 new openings, on average, each year. 

 

Associate Degree – Transferable or Career-Ready

  • Ivy Tech's Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting is a full-time, daytime program with limited admission. The program will prepare you for a career in dental assisting, but students can follow several routes upon achieving the degree:

    1. Take all Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) exams required to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) to begin working as a CDA
    2. Add the CDA certification as a resume booster when seeking out additional dental-related degrees such as Ivy Tech's Dental Hygiene program
    3. Transfer credits smoothly to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree that will empower students to pursue a future in Sales or Health Science Education

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    Required Courses

    AAS in Dental Assisting students must complete a total of 64 credit hours, including summer coursework:

    • 21 general education course credits
    • 42 program-specific course credits
    • 1 student success credit (college requirement)

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    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.

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    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location dependent on clinical availability.

    Class Format

    AAS in Dental Assisting courses are primarily offered in person. A few of the general courses have an online option available.

    Sample Careers

    An AAS in Dental Assisting can prepare you for roles such as:

    • Dental Assistant
    • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
    • Dental Office Manager
    • Dental Hygiene Assistant
    • Dental Sterile Technician
    • Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)
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Long-Term Certificate previously known as a Technical Certificate

  • The Dental Assisting Long-Term Certificate (LTC) is a great way to start your career quickly, and is ideal for students looking to take a step-by-step approach to starting in the industry.

    After completing the LTC, students regularly can follow several routes depending on what fits their goals and situation. Some can even be done simultaneously:

    1. Get an entry-level job in dental assisting to start earning money right away
    2. Get a head start on your Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) credential by sitting for any or all of the three Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) exams that the LTC prepares you for.
    3. Take more courses at Ivy Tech to build on your LTC and earn an associate degree.
    4. Add the CDA certification to your application to become more competitive in Ivy Tech's Dental Hygiene program with selective admission.

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    FREE through Next Level Jobs

    Dental Assisting is part of Indiana’s Next Level Jobs degree program, funded by the Workforce Ready Grant. You may be eligible for a free Dental Assisting long-term certificate. You are eligible to be a part of Next Level Jobs at Ivy Tech if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

    • Are an Indiana resident
    • Have a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency
    • Have not previously received a certificate in a Next Level Jobs eligible program
    • Have not previously received an associate degree or higher (bachelors, masters, etc.)*

    Learn more about Next Level Jobs 

    *Note: Students who are admitted to the Next Level Jobs program to pursue the Practical Nursing long-term certificate are required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing, and physical exam.

    Required Classes

    Classes required for the Dental Assisting LTC include:

    • 6 general education course credits
    • 36 program-specific course credits
    • 1 student success course credit (College-wide requirement)

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    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.

    View Completion Guide

    Class Format

    Dental Assisting LTC classes are offered in person.

    Sample Careers

    Students earning the Dental Assisting LTC can pursue careers such as:

    • Dental Assistant
    • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
    • Dental Office Manager
    • Dental Hygiene Assistant
    • Dental Sterile Technician
    • Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)
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Program Details

Dental Assisting is offered at 7 Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of certificate and degree options:

Campus Dental Assisting LTC LTC Dental Assisting AAS
Anderson X X
Columbus X X
Elkhart X X
Kokomo X X
Lafayette X X
Sellersburg X X
South Bend X X

STC — Short-Term Certificate; LTC — Long-Term Certificate; WFC — Workforce Certification.

Is Dental Assisting Right for Me?

Dental Assisting is a great way to enter the dental industry whether you choose to stay in an assisting role your entire career or use it as a starting point as you work to gain additional education and skillsets.

Dental assisting offers:

  • Job security with demand for these professionals growing quickly
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Lots of human interaction throughout the day

Dental assisting careers often requires professionals to be: 

  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong communicators
  • Good listeners
  • Patient
  • Caring
  • Friendly
  • Good note-takers

Sound Like You?

If you identify with the traits above, dental assisting may be the path for you! Take the next step to get started or speak with your local advisor to learn more.

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The Ivy Tech Dental Assisting program can be a challenging, yet rewarding, program. Before you apply, review the following requirements and expectations for students in the program.

Time Commitment

Both the Associate of Applied Science and Long-Term Certificate in Dental Assisting programs require a major commitment of time and energy. Courses are typically scheduled over 4-5 days per week. Students may also need to schedule additional general education courses as needed each semester. It is essential that you plan for the same amount of study time as class time per week. Dental Assisting course schedules and assignment due dates will not be adjusted to accommodate individual work schedules.

Attendance

Students are expected to attend all class meetings, or other activities assigned as a part of a course of instruction. Attendance is necessary to maximize student-learning opportunities. Students who are absent are responsible for missed material. Clinical courses require that the student be present to effectively evaluate successful achievement of clinical course objectives and concepts, as clinical course objectives cannot be accomplished or evaluated outside the clinical setting. There are no make-up sessions for missed clinical hours; therefore, regular clinical attendance is mandatory for successful clinical course and program completion.

Eligibility for Licensure

During their time as a student in the Dental Assisting program, students will become eligible to apply for licensure in Radiology should they choose. Eligibility is tied to three National exams that are part of the program:

  1. Infection Control (usually taken in the Fall Semester)
  2. Radiology Exam (usually taken in the Spring Semester and students must apply to the Indiana State Department of Health for their limited Radiology License following the exam)
  3. General Chairside exam (Usually taken in the Summer/last term)

There are fees associated with each of these exams, which are included in tuition. However, if a student does not pass an exam on their first try, they are responsible for paying an additional $270 to take each exam again.

While completing the Dental Assisting program prepares students for a career in this valued profession, they must apply for licensure before beginning their career. In order to apply, your degree must be conferred, which can take up to one month after graduation.

Dental Assisting Program Student Requirements

The following are required for participation in clinical activities:

  • Annual criminal background and sex offender registry screening
  • Annual drug screening
  • Physical examination and verification of essential functions
  • Annual flu vaccination
  • Up-to-date immunizations including Hepatitis B series, MMR, Varicella, Tdap, Diphtheria, Pertussis, and COVID-19
  • Annual TB skin testing or other documentation for positive tests per CDC guidelines
  • Documentation of current CPR Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from AHA or American Red Cross

Students interested in applying for admission to the Dental Assisting program should begin locating childhood immunization records early to ensure complete vaccination and physicals are submitted by established deadlines.

Students with disabilities are required to contact the college Disabilities Support Staff at the campus of interest for assistance in requesting accommodations (if applicable).

Program-Specific Costs

In addition to tuition, there are several equipment and exam costs that Dental Hygiene students will incur during the program. Each year, these fees are:

  • Background and drug test through CastleBranch: Approx. $99.00
  • Physical Exam, Up-to-date immunizations (Hepatitis B, MMR, Varicella, Tdap, Diphtheria, Pertussis, and COVID-19, as well as an Annual TB skin test): Variable based on provider
  • Current American Heart Association CPR/BLS: $45.00
  • Instrument Kit and Typodont: Approx. $600.00
  • Designated Uniforms and work shoes: Approx. $200

Financial Aid

Connect with the Financial Aid team at your home campus to find out if you can receive financial aid for the program of your choice. Make sure that you have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the established deadlines to be considered for financial aid assistance.

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Prerequisite Courses for Dental Assisting

Completion of the following required prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or higher is required for the Dental Assisting limited enrollment program:

  • ENGL 111 English Composition
  • HLHS 101 Medical Terminology
  • COMM 101 or COMM 102 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

No Expiration of Credits

There is no expiration date for course credits earned in previous years from Ivy Tech Community College.

Transfer Credit for Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses completed at colleges other than Ivy Tech will be considered for general education selection points only if transfer credit has been awarded and courses appear on the Ivy Tech transcript prior to the application deadline.

TR grades are not recognized by the online application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that transfer credit has been awarded and that TR grades are updated to transfer letter grades (TA, TB, TC) on their Ivy Tech transcript.

It is recommended that college transcripts be submitted to the Registrar’s office for evaluation and transfer credit at least 4 weeks prior to the program application deadline to ensure adequate time for processing.

Dental Assisting Courses

Examples of Dental Assisting courses include:

  • Oral Anatomy
  • Dental Radiography
  • Dental Office Management
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Emergency and Pharmacology
  • Dental Materials

Descriptions of Dental Assisting courses can be found in our online course catalog:

view dental assisting course descriptions

View required classes and course descriptions for:

Upcoming Classes

See when specific classes will be offered by searching our class list in Schedule Builder. First, select the semester you're looking for, and then enter the name of the class in the search bar.

Search for Upcoming Classes

If you're a current student, upcoming classes are easy to find in Schedule Builder in MyIvy.

Class Formats

General Education courses and DENT 171 Dental Terminology are offered online. Due to the hands-on nature of dental assisting, all other courses are taught in a traditional, in-person setting. Experiences in clinical sites will also be in-person, so you can best gain real-life experience as part of your education.

Students will be required to provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites. Schedules vary based on campus. Please reach out to your campus of interest to learn more about meeting times and dates.

Hands-On Training

Ivy Tech training facilities offer an environment that mimics that of a true dental healthcare facility, so that students are prepared for their career.

Externship Experiences

An externship is a real-world experience where a student shadows a professional Dental Assistant on the job. Ivy Tech has established relationships with many organizations to help our students obtain an excellent externship and starting building their professional network while in school. In fact, many students are hired before their externship ends.

Service Learning

Dental Assisting Students have opportunities for service learning. You can think of service learning as volunteering within your future career path to give back to your community. These opportunities can strengthen your resume and may even be something you choose to continue doing once you have completed the program.

Examples of service learning include:

  • Oral health demonstrations at elementary school
  • Participating in a community health fair to promote dental health
  • Collaborate with the County Health Department or local dental clinics to put on community outreach events

Required Testing and Documentation

The Dental Assisting program at Ivy Tech has more specific admission criteria than Ivy Tech as a whole. Prospective students must:

  • Complete the Knowledge Assessment if they do not have previous college credit, ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores on file in the Registrar’s Office
  • Complete all required remedial courses (OXX) and any required co-requisites to those courses, prior to admission to the program.

Prerequisite Transfer Credit

Students seeking transfer credit for prerequisite courses completed at other colleges desiring must submit transcripts from other colleges to the Registrar Hub for evaluation. Submit external college transcripts at least one month prior to the application deadline to allow for adequate time for evaluation and processing so that prerequisite course grades can be counted for points toward admission.

The email address students should relay to their colleges/universities for official transcripts to Ivy Tech is: transcripts@ivytech.edu

The mailing address students should relay to their colleges/universities for hard (paper) copies of official transcripts to Ivy Tech is:
Transcript Processing
9301 E 59th Street
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Apply to Ivy Tech First

Students interested in attending the School of Health Sciences must first submit the Ivy Tech general application and complete the requirements for admission to the college. Admission to the college does not ensure acceptance to a  program, but students can be working on prerequisite courses for Dental Assisting after admission to the college and before applying to the program.

Apply to the School of Health Sciences for Dental Assisting

Once your prerequisite courses are complete and you have met the other requirements for admissions, you may apply for admission to the Dental Assisting program.

Students may apply to the program during the following application windows each year:

  • March 15 - May 15 for Fall Program Start

Once the application site closes, late applications will not be accepted. You are encouraged to apply for the next cohort.

Filling Out the Dental Assisting Online Application

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Before you begin:

  • If you are not a current Ivy Tech Community College student, please Apply Now. You will need a C# (Ivy Tech student ID number) and Ivy Tech single sign-on login credentials in order to apply.
  • Gather all required or optional documentation that you will need to upload into the system. View more about requirements here. You will have the ability to save your application in progress until you are able to secure documentation.
  • If you are transferring from another institution, please make sure that your transcripts are evaluated at least 4 weeks prior to the application deadline.

    Frequently Asked Questions

How to complete the Dental Assisting application:

  1. Go to https://apps.ivytech.edu/apply/NursingAndHealthScience
  2. Log in using your Ivy Tech credentials.
  3. Check to make sure your personal information is accurate.
  4. Select the programs and campuses you would like to be considered as an applicant. You can select up to 3 different programs and 3 different campuses.
  5. You must meet all of the prerequisites for a program in order to submit your application. If you receive a message indicating that you do not meet the prerequisites, then please remove that program selection in order to proceed with the application.
  6. Upload any necessary documents.
  7. Make sure grades and pre-admission exam scores in the system are accurate. If not, please contact your home campus registrar or advisor.
  8. You will be able to submit your application if you are currently enrolled in a course identified as a prerequisite into the program.
  9. Once complete, submit your application.
  10. You will receive an email confirmation in your Ivy Tech email account that your application has been submitted and is pending review.
  11. Once you have submitted your application, you have the option to reopen it to make changes.

    Note: DO NOT USE THE “BACK” function on your computer. Use the navigation pane at the side of the page to navigate.

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Offers of Admission

Students can select up to 3 credential types and 3 campuses each on the application.
Offers of acceptance are for a specific credential and a specific campus. The offers are determined through 8 rounds of autoselection and 6 rounds of manual selection.

If you are accepted, you will receive an email from the online application system to your Ivy Tech email account offering you a seat in the program you selected. Offers are emailed beginning within 1 week of the application close date and continue until program capacity is met or one week before the start of semester classes. Each round of offers begins at 6:00 am and applicants have until 11:59 pm the following day to either accept or reject an offer.

Depending on their rank and offers, a student could potentially receive multiple offers.
Once you accept one offer, you are immediately withdrawn from all other offers and you will be contacted by the chair or dean of the program with information about the program orientation date, time, and location.

If a student fails to respond, then the offer expires. If a student rejects an offer three (3) times, the application is removed from the auto-selection application pool but will then be available for manual selection rounds that occur later in the process.

You do have the ability to withdraw your application at any point during the admission cycle. However, once you withdraw your application, you will not be able to apply again until the next application cycle.

What If I Don’t Get Admitted?

The Dental Assisting program does not maintain a waitlist. Non-admitted applicants can reapply in the next semester’s application cycle. You may also want to meet with your advisor. Advisors can assist students in exploring other programs of interest in Ivy Tech’s School of Health Sciences if they have applied several times and have not been accepted into the program. Ivy Tech offers many programs similar to Dental Assisting that lead to high-demand jobs that may be new to you, but fit your passion to help others.

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Selective Admissions

Admission to the Dental Assisting program at Ivy Tech is highly competitive. The program has a selective admissions process, which means not all students who apply to the program will be accepted. Selective admission processes are needed because there are more people interested in taking courses in our program than there are seats available.

Weighted Point System

A weighted point system is used to evaluate applicants for admission. Student applications are assigned points on the following criteria: Grades, Pre-admission testing, and Certifications as applicable to the program. Applicants with the highest scores are accepted across 8 rounds of auto-selection within each application period. Point totals for applicants receiving admission offers will vary between campuses and application periods. Point totals are not shared.

Scoring includes:

  • General Education Course Points: 60 points possible. Points are awarded based on prerequisite course grades.
  • Tie Breaker: Student's overall Ivy Tech GPA

General Education Weighted Point System

When multiple course attempts are reported on applicant transcripts (including transcripts from other colleges and universities), the highest earned grade of the first three attempts will be used for the selection decision score through the application period. Points for courses transferred from other institutions will be awarded from the grade recorded on the transcript from the other institution provided transfer credit appears on the Ivy Tech transcript. Points for verified credit (V) or college credit awarded through High School Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) International Baccalaureate (IB) and Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST), will be awarded as indicated below.

Course A B C D/F Verified Credit
HLHS 101 30 20 10 0 N/A
ENGL 111 15 10 5 0 10
COMM 101 or 102 15 10 5 0 10
Total General Education Points Possible = 60

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765-599-2613, ext 4026
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

New Castle Admissions Office
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Fax: 765-282-2414

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

812-385-8495

Princeton Career & Technology Center
2431 S Crabtree Drive
Princeton, IN 47670

Fax: 812-385-8580

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
richmondenrollment@ivytech.edu

Richmond Admissions Office
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Richmond.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4504
seladm@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Admissions Office
8204 Highway 311, Pfau Hall, Room A2
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

THE SEASONAL HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Appointments are encouraged. However, from Monday, Jan. 9 to Tuesday, Jan. 17, students can walk in to register.

To make an appointment to meet with a specific advisor at a particular time, please send an email at least two days in advance to asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu. Seasonal hours end on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

574-289-7001, ext 6858
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Admissions Office
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

812-547-7915

Tell City Career and Technology Center
1034 31st Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Fax: 812-547-7916

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2280
acox87@ivytech.edu

Terre Haute Admissions
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to noon & 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-267-5428, ext. 7203
abooker46@ivytech.edu

Warsaw Admissions Office
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

Questions About the Program?

Future Students

If you’re not yet an Ivy Tech student, contact us at 1-888-489-5463 and we’ll be happy to help.

Current Students

Contact your academic advisor, who can answer any questions you have about the Dental Assisting program and your certificate and degree options.

Find Local Advising Contact Info

Don't see a nearby Advising location? Call 1-888-489-5463 and we'll get you started.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-643-7133
askanderson@ivytech.edu

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-934-3954
R11express@ivytech.edu

Batesville Advising
1 Ivy Tech Drive
Batesville, IN 47006

Fax: 812-934-4590

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
By Appointment

812-330-6013, Option #2
bl-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Bloomington Advising
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

Email to set up an appointment: bloomington-eec@ivytech.edu 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
By Appointment

812-374-5177
askcolumbus@ivytech.edu

Columbus Advising
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-825-9394, ext. 6121
cbottomley2@ivytech.edu

Connersville Advising
717 W 21st Street
Connersville, IN 47331

Fax: 765-825-4516

Phone and Zoom meetings available by request. Call 765-825-9394, ext. 6121.

Call for availability

765-269-5682
aclark505@ivytech.edu

Crawfordsville Advising
2255 Phil Ward Boulevard
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
asklakecounty@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Crown Point
9900 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
asklakecounty@ivytech.edu

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-830-0375
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

Elkhart Advising
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN 46528

January, March, August and October:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. CT
Fridays: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. CT

All other months
Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8 – 5 p.m. CT
Fridays: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. CT

812-492-0531
evansville-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Evansville Academic Advising Center
3501 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

Sign Up for a Call Back
Fax: 812-429-9878

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

260-480-4125

Fort Wayne Advising
3701 Dean Drive, Harshman Hall, Room 1015
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Academic Advisors by Program

Fax: 260-480-4252

Monday–Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5820
abarchel@ivytech.edu

Frankfort Advising
251 E Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
By Appointment

franklin-advising@ivytech.edu

Franklin Advising
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
asklakecounty@ivytech.edu

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
aharnack@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Advising
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to noon & 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Advising by Appointment
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

317-921-4300
askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu

Hamilton County Advising Center
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Sign Up to Get a Call Back →

Zoom Video Call
Email askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Advising Team
Ginny Leonard, Director of Academic Advising 
Advisor for: Exploratory/Undecided students
vleonard5@ivytech.edu 

Jenny Atkisson, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain programs, School of Public and Social Services programs, and Psychology
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

Sam Brunsman, Academic Advisor
Advisor for: School of Information Technology, School of Health Sciences programs
sbrunsman1@ivytech.edu

Lou Herchenroeder, Academic Advising Specialist 
Advisor for: School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences programs, General Studies, Liberal Arts and Education programs 
lherchenroeder@ivytech.edu

Rose Tobin, Nursing Success Coach
Advisor and Success Coach for School of Nursing programs
rtobin4@ivytech.edu

 

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

1-888-489-5463
IvyTech.edu/IndyHelp

Indianapolis Advising
50 W Fall Creek Parkway N
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Advising
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5630
lf-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Advising
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 2117
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Advising department.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Indianapolis.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Advising
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Logansport Advising
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday & Wednesday , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-256-2580, ext. 4502

Madison Advising Center
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Fax
812-265-4028

Zoom Video Calls
Available by appointment only. Call 812-256-2580, ext. 4502 to make an appointment. 

Advising Team
Tricia Miracle
812-265-2580 ext. 4137
tmiracle2@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 812-510-3844

Lisa Kelley
812-265-2580 ext. 4163
lkelley3@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 502-414-1597

Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3301
marion-advising@ivytech.edu

Marion Advising
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3310 to schedule an appointment.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-583-4891
khinkle@ivytech.edu

Monticello Advising
1017 O Connor Boulevard
Monticello, IN 47960

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Saturday (virtually), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Sunday (virtually), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET

765-289-2291, ext. 1215
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Advising
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47304

Fax: 765-282-2414

All appointments can be setup virtually. Email askMuncie@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Saturday (virtually), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Sunday (virtually), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4026
pburris4@ivytech.edu

New Castle Advising
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Fax: 765-282-2414

Zoom Video Call
Email pburris4@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Evansville.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202

Richmond Local Enrollment
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

765-932-7191
mroller1@ivytech.edu

Rushville Advising
330 N Main Street
Rushville, IN 46173

Virtual meetings or appointments by request. Call 765-932-7191.

Fax: 765-932-5263

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4309
sl-advising@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Academic Advising Center
8204 Hwy 311, Pfau Hall, G6
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-289-7001
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Advising Department
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Evansville.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2554
aharnack@ivytech.edu

Academic Advising Center
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to noon & 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

Valparaiso Academic Advising
3100 Ivy Tech Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Call for an appointment

574-267-5428

Warsaw Advising
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week

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  • 2 Associate degree cost is for an in-state, full-time student. Long-term and short-term certificate costs are for an in-state, part-time student.