Training Programs

These programs are made possible for military sponsored ID card holders over 18 years of age through a partnership with the American Red Cross, DENTAC and Evens Army Community Hospital. Programs are subject to military personnel’s availability to teach.

Dental Assistant Training Program

Dental assistants aid the dental operator provide more efficient dental treatment by preparing the patient, sterilizing instruments, passing instruments during the procedure, holding a suction device and more.  This program provides each student with quality assistant training through classroom study and hands on learning within a dental clinic.  It is an intense program in which the duty hours are from 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday to Friday for six months (approximately 1000 hours).


Medical Assistant Training Program – An Introduction to the Medical Field

Medical assistants are part of the administrative aspect of healthcare who perform administrative and clinical tasks to support the work of medical doctors and other health professionals.  During the training, students will learn basic skills for working in an out-patient clinical environment.  This is a 40 hours a week, 10 week program which includes classroom study as well as hands on training within medical clinics (approximately 400 hours). 

There is an application process for each of these programs that include filling out the complete application package, writing a one page summary of why you should be selected for the program and completing an interview.  Application dates will be posted in all media on Fort Carson.

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