Educational Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age, or possess a valid High School Diploma or GED equivalent for admissions. Candidates who do not possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent shall also be considered for admission, provided that they take and pass an independently administered “ability-to-benefit” examination. Individuals admitted as ability-to­ benefit students will receive GED testing locations and will be encouraged to obtain this certificate before graduating from InterCoast. High School Diploma must be validated as received from an accredited high school.


Title Total Clock Hours
Dental Science 80
Restorative Dentistry 80
Radiography & Radiation Safety 80
Dental Specialities 80
Pharmacology 80
Preventative Dentistry 80
Dental Administration 80
Dental Law and Ergonomics 80
Externship 80



InterCoast Colleges, a private institution, was granted institutional approval to operate by the BPPE, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8.. The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private Postsecondary educational institutions and does not imply endorsement or recommendation.

The central mission of InterCoast is to provide Associates Degree and Diploma level educational career program designed to prepare students to succeed in the medical, legal, business and technical industries by enabling them to meet the highest expectations of employers for entry level professions. Each program shares this mission. Click Here for Campus & Online Contact Information

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