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  Jan 19, 2018
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Contact Donna Cleere, 354-6064 ( or Javier Herrera, 354-6007 (

Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - DHYG.AAS

This associate degree program prepares individuals for a career as a dental hygienist. After graduating from an accredited program, dental hygienist graduates are required to successfully complete comprehensive written and clinical examinations given under the direction of the State Dentistry Examining Board and the American Dental Association’s Joint Commission.

All of the major requirement courses are to be taken in a sequential order or at the advisement of the department major advisor. A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory completion of all courses. To continue in the program, a student may repeat a DHYG course only one time and may repeat no more than two DHYG courses while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop or unsatisfactory grade.

Students seeking admission into Dental Hygiene must file a specific program application form and complete additional admission procedures as required. Information is available on the Dental Hygiene website.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Communication - 3 Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Hours

Life & Physical Sciences/Mathematics - 3 Hours

  *Additional 1 hour will apply to Major Course Requirements

Language, Philosophy & Culture/Creative Arts - 3 Hours

Institutional Requirement - 3 Hours

Total (68 Semester Hours)

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