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Dental Hygiene

Associate in Applied Science

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The program prepares the student to provide preventive dental hygiene care in dental offices, clinics, and educational or health care institutions. Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH) work as part of the dental health team to provide preventive health care for each patient. Responsibilities include oral health screenings, initial treatment appointments and maintenance appointments, nutritional counseling, fluoride, sealant application, and radiographic techniques. H.S. preparation should include biology and chemistry. Courses in physics and geometry are highly recommended.

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Degree Information

Credit Hours: 84

Contact Hours: 118

Recommended Math Pathway: Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102


Estimated In-District Pathway Cost:* $2,865.00

*Calculations are based on full-time enrollment, in-district tuition rates, and progression according to the Degree Pathway. Changes in course-taking behavior, residency status, and other factors may impact total costs.

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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4 4
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4 3
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* 4 3
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* 0 1
Total 15 17
Year One
Winter
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3 3
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4 3
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4 3
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0 3
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0 1
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3 3
Total 14 16
Year One
Spring / Summer
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^^ 3 3
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^^ 3 3
Total 11/13 13/15
Year Two
Fall
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22
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62
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08
Total1521
Year Two
Winter
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11
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11
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51
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08
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11
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22
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22
Total1219
Year Two
Spring / Summer
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3 2
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0 2
Total 3 4
Year Three
Fall
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22
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71
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11
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21
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02
Total1218
Year Three
Winter
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71
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012
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11
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11
Total915
Notes
*Pre-Program course not counted in program total
**Spring Only
^Spring or Summer
† Summer Only

 
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