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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.)


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Program Advisor: Contact Donna Cleere, 354-6064 (dkcleere@actx.edu) or Javier Herrera, 354-6007 (jfherrera@actx.edu) or Sandra De La Rosa, 371-5456 (s0053236@actx.edu)

Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - DHYG.AAS
actx.edu/dental_hy

Prepares students for a career as a dental hygienist. Upon completion, 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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