SVCTE – Medical or Dental Assisting
We are a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) high school program offering 28 courses (21 of which are UC “a-g” approved) that prepare students for college and future careers.
The program is free for qualified 11th & 12th grade students who are curious about a specific career path. Classes are offered at an off-site campus with high tech classrooms and industry expert teachers.
Job Shadow Description
Observe class for dental assistant or medical assistant.
There is a demand for Dental Assistants, both at entry-level and as skills and experience advance. Assistants progress in the occupation becoming a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function (RDAEF), Orthodontic Assistant (OA), Dental Sedation Assistant (DSA), hygienist, lab technician, a dentist and even possibly a teacher.
Health Services is the fourth largest industry in Santa Clara county employing over 57,000 individuals. The health care field is projected to have many job openings throughout the next decade. Health care jobs range from entry level to highly skilled positions and occur in varied settings such as doctor’s offices, clinics and hospitals.