Academics

A.S Dental Hygiene [2029]

Required Academic Courses

Course
Description
Semester Hours
BSC 2085C* Anatomy & Physiology I
4
CHM 1020C* Chemistry for Everyday Life (formerly CHM 1022)
3
Mathematics* Choose from Area II, A.A.
3
  (MAC 1105 College Algebra OR STA 2023 Elementary Statistics preferred)  
MCB 2010C Microbiology
4
HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
3
PSY 2012 General Psychology
3
SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology
3
BSC 2086C Anatomy & Physiology II
4
ENC 1101 Written Communication I
3
SPC 1608 Fundamentals of Speech
3
Humanities Choose from Area IV
3
 
Total Hours
36

Required Dental Hygiene Courses

Course
Description
Semester Hours
DES 1020C Dental Anatomy
2
DES 1010C Head and Neck Anatomy
1
DES 1200C Dental Radiography
3
DEH 1002C Introduction to Clinical Procedures
6
DEH 1720 Preventive Dentistry
1
DEH 1000 Introduction to Dental Hygiene

2

DES 1100C Dental Materials
3
DEH 1130 Oral Embryology & Histology
1
DEH 1800C Clinical Dental Hygiene I
5
DEH 2822 Dental Office Emergencies
1
DEH 2802C Clinical Dental Hygiene II      
4
DEH 2602 Periodontology
2
DEH 2300 Pharmacology & Pain Control
3
DEH 2400 General & Oral Pathology
2
DEH 2804C
Clinical Dental Hygiene III
7
DEH 2702C
Community Dental Health 
 3
DEH 2806C
Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 
 6
 
Total Hours 
52 

TOTAL HOURS 88

* These courses MUST be completed with a "C" or better by the end of the Fall term prior to the year in which the student is applying. Students are encouraged to complete as many of the general academic courses as possible BEFORE entering the Dental Hygiene Program to ease their academic load during the program.

 

 

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