Pre-Dentistry

Healthy mouth, healthy life

Reduce pain and support overall health by helping each individual take care of their mouth. You have options to specialize later in family dentistry, oral surgery or more. Start your journey with the Pre-Dentistry program.

Build a solid foundation for your professional success. You earn an A.A. designed to transfer so you save money on your way to your bachelor’s, and then head to dental school.

Why study Pre-Dentistry with us?

Work with our Academic Success Advisors to plan your transfer to a 4-year institution. We can recommend schools that fit your future goals as a healthcare practitioner.

Your instructors know you by name—not number. At CLC, the professors are teachers first, researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand dentistry.

You learn from the same materials studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.

Highlights

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

Need help?

A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

Talk to a College & Career Navigator


Courses in the program

Biology, Math and—everyone’s favorite—Organic Chemistry form the program’s backbone. But to round it out, we’ve included some courses on communication and ethics.

Meet our instructors

Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.



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Be debt-free at CLC

CLC has some of the lowest tuition around. Financial aid and scholarships are available—even for working adults.

Explore careers

Discover majors and career paths to complement and extend your intuitive interests and abilities.

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Your education is a big investment of your time, money and attention. Gather all the info you need.

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Start your application today—it’s free and easy to complete. When you’re ready, we’re ready to help you take the next step.

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