Continuing Education

Salina Area Technical College offers continuing education programs for persons interested in the evening, short-term, or specialized classes.  Depending on the course, it may be offered for continuing education credit and/or for college credit.

To take a course for continuing education credit, complete the online Continuing Education application use this (link) for admission as they are scheduled. A course taken as continuing education credit are not for college credit and cannot be used toward a certificate or degree for a SATC technical program.

For current or recent students of SATC who want college credit for courses, please contact your advisor.

Upcoming Courses

Supragingival Scaling Class

This is a 90-hour course approved by the Kansas Dental Board, designed for experienced dental assistants to expand their skills in preventive dentistry with didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction in supragingival scaling and polishing. Includes review of dental anatomy and terminology, radiography and infection control, as well as didactic instruction in nutrition, periodontal disease, dental caries, oral hygiene instruction, topical fluoride, principles of instrumentation communication skills and risk management. This is a hybrid class that will require 12 hours of online learning per week, along with clinical learning 18 hours per week. Class will begin May 15th (Monday) and complete on June 2nd (Friday). Students will be required to be on campus for clinic/lab on Wed, Thurs and Friday each week to complete the required 90 hours for certification.

Prerequisites: Graduate of an accredited dental assistant program OR CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) OR three years employment as a dental assistant within the last three years OR departmental consent.

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • May 15th –  June 2nd, 2023

Enrollment Fees:  

Description Fees
Supplies 60.00
Tuition 760.00
Institutional Fees 120.00

 The following instruments are required (but students can provide their own):  

Description Fees
McCall 23.88
Posterior Sickle 22.88
Jacquette 22.88
Barnhart 23.88
Shephard Hook 15.09
Mirror/Handle 15.00
SteriCage 10.29
Periodontal Probe 11.24
11/12 Explorer 11.80
Typodont 190.00
TOTAL 346.94


The following fees for books are (but students can provide their own): 

Description Current Fees for new book Current fees for rental books
Books 257.00 60.00

Hazardous Materials Endorsement Training (Online):

Students will study basic introductory hazardous materials requirements, vehicle inspections, and safe operating practices. Students will develop the knowledge necessary to successfully handle and document cargo, loading, securing, and unloading cargo and address environmental issues concerning hazardous materials while also mastering trip planning, ‘hours of service’ requirements, accident procedures, and diagnosing malfunctions and reporting them. Students seeking an H endorsement must complete this curriculum in order to take the State-administered knowledge test for the H endorsement.

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • The course starts each Monday as needed. The class is one week in length and ends on Friday.

Price: $75. The course must be paid in full by the start of class.

If you are interested in taking the course for continuing education credit, complete the Continuing Education application using this link.

For more information please contact David John, at