The didactic portion of the CareerStep program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or program subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a dental assistant.
The training program is 270 hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other learners. The training is designed to be completed in 4 months of full-time study, and you receive an initial 12-month period of training to provide you the flexibility to study part-time on a pace and at a schedule that works for you.
Course extensions are available once you are 3 months within your course expiration date should you feel you need more time to complete the program.