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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Contact Donna Cleere, 354-6064 (, Javier Herrera, 354-6007 (, or Jessica Sanchez, 806-371-5456 (  

Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - DHYG.AAS

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

*All Associate (AA, AS) degrees and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees have a 1 credit hour institutional requirement of EDUC 1100: First Year Seminar.

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

Related Course Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Our accreditation requires:  Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology for Non-Science Majors or they can also take Microbiology, Sociology 1301 Introduction to Sociology and then ONE of the Chemistry courses listed.  CHEM 1406 is the preferred Chemistry course but the other Chemistry courses will work.  Especially for those students transferring in to Amarillo College.

Total (68 Semester Hours)

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