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BCC Announces Dental Assisting Program

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The population of Brunswick County is growing at warp speed, with an increase of 32 percent in the last decade alone. With that growth has come an increased demand for quality dental care, something Brunswick Community College (BCC) will soon be helping to fulfill. Beginning this fall, Dental Assisting will become part of BCC’s Health Sciences offerings, thanks to a $424,850 High-Cost Workforce Grant from the State Board of Community Colleges.

The program involves a partnership with the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center in Bolivia, where students will complete the practical part of their training. “We are incredibly excited to offer this new opportunity to our students and community,” said Dr. Kevin Lee, BCC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer. “Our partnership with ECU will provide a unique opportunity for our students to learn in a clinical lab setting with actual patients, right here in Brunswick County. Combined with classroom instruction, students can sit for certification in just two semesters.”

The BCC program will consist of 325 instructional hours and begin this fall with a class of 12 students per semester. The college is one of 14 colleges awarded funding based on their full-time enrollment.

For more information on the program and how to apply, contact OneStop Student Services in the Administration Building on BCC’s main campus. You can also reach them by email at [email protected] or by phone at (910) 755-7320.

About Brunswick Community College

Brunswick Community College (BCC) is a public community college in Bolivia, North Carolina. BCC offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Engineering for students who aim to transfer to a senior institution to complete a baccalaureate or higher degree. BCC also offers a wide range of High School Pathways (Career & College Promise), Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees to prepare students for entry-level jobs in paraprofessional and healthcare fields. Through the Division of Continuing Education, Economic & Workforce Development, BCC offers over 250 customized courses, programs, and services to enhance employees’ careers, improve business effectiveness, and support new and existing workforce. For more information about Brunswick Community College and our programs, please visit our website


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