• Our licensing courses are job-training programs designed to prepare adults to work in the field.  Please carefully read the following information regarding licensing and certification in your field of study. Once you have registered for your program, please don't forget to visit the Required Forms page and complete any forms required for your program.

     

    Cosmetology:

    The Community School at Cape Cod Tech’s adult cosmetology program is a licensed Cosmetology program offering a full 1000 hour course as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to apply to the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering to take the Cosmetology Operator (Type 2) examination.  For more information on applying for the Cosmetology Operator (Type 2) license, please visit the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering website. For information specific to the examination, please visit the Pearson VUE website (Massachusett’s exam vendor).

    Dental Assisting:
     
    The Community School at Cape Cod Tech’s adult Dental Assisting program is a training program designed to prepare students to work in a dental office. Upon completion of the program, students will have the basic skills necessary to get a job in a dental office.  This program (as well as the stand-alone Dental Radiology course) will also certify students in Dental radiology provided they successfully pass their exams and meet the attendance requirements of the course.  Only dental assistants who are certified in radiology and licensed by the Board of Registration are allowed to take radiographs in Massachusetts. 

    Students are eligible to become licensed as “On-the-job-trained” Dental Assistants in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by submitting the following items and completing an application for an Initial Dental Assistant License:

    • The name and Massachusetts license number of the applicant’s supervising dentist.
    • Documentation of a completed course on the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in a dental office (which is covered in this program)
    • Documentation of a course in radiological techniques and safeguards (covered in this program) OR documentation of successfully completing the DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam.
    • Achievement of at least a minimum passing score on a board-approved English proficiency exam, if the student’s on-the-job training was done in a language other than English.

    This program does not provide certification (certification is not required to be hired as a Dental Assistant in Massachusetts) as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), however, it provides the training necessary to take the complete the following examinations:

    After completion of the course, if a student wishes to complete certification as a CDA (Certified Dental Assistant), the student must:

    • Successfully complete the above-mentioned ICE and RHS exams
    • Complete a minimum of 3,500 hours of approved work experience
    • Complete the General Chairside Exam (students are only eligible to take this exam once they have completed the aforementioned 3,500 hours of approved work experience).
    • Have current CPR certification from a DANB-accepted provider (included in course)

    Manicure

    The Community School at Cape Cod Tech’s adult manicure program is an approved program offering a full 100 hour course as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (The course runs for 112 hours to take into account student absences.) Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to apply to the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering to take the Manicurist (Type 3) examination.  For more information on applying for the Manicurist (Type 3) license, please visit the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering website. For information specific to the examination, please visit the Pearson VUE website (Massachusetts’ exam vendor).

     
    Medical Assisting
     
    The Community School at Cape Cod Tech’s adult Medical Assisting program is a training program designed to prepare students to work in a medical office. Upon completion of the program, students will have the basic skills necessary to get a job in a medical office and will receive a certificate of completion from Cape Cod Tech. 
     
    Students who complete the program are also eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.
     
    Our program does not provide a pathway for eligibility to take the American Association of Medical Assistant’s Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam.
     
    Veterinary Assisting

    The Community School at Cape Cod Tech’s adult Veterinary Assisting program is a training program designed to prepare students to work in a veterinary office. Upon completion of the program, students will have the skills necessary to get a job in a veterinary office and will receive a certificate of completion from Cape Cod Tech.  

    The Veterinary Assistant Program is under review by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) to offer the nationally recognized credential, Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA). Once approved, upon completion of the program, successful graduates are eligible to sit for the National Approved Veterinary Assistant Exam. Those who pass the exam will become an Approved Veterinary Assistant.