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Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene Classes


Courses Required for Admission - NOT included in the curriculum

Courses are not included in the 80 credits needed for graduation

CAP 1XX Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
MATH 1XX Math Competency 3
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 3

Courses Required for Admission - Included in the curriculum

Courses that must be successfully completed (C+ or better) before application to the Dental Hygiene program.

ENG 101 English Composition 3
CHEM 101 Chemistry (SCI) 4
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II 4

Concurrent Courses
Courses that may be taken along with DHP courses after acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program
ENG 1XX Writing Competency (WR) 3
COM 1XX Communications Competency (COM) 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
BIO 235 Microbiology* 4
  Cultural Competency (CU or E/P) 3

* Applicants are strongly advised to complete Microbiology prior to entering the Dental Hygiene program.

Dental Hygiene Core Requirements - 49 credits
First Semester
DHP 105 Radiology 3
DHP 104 Head and Neck Anatomy and Embryology 4
Second Semester
DHP 110 Principles of Dental Hygiene I 4
DHP 202 Nutrition 3
Third Semester
DHP 120 Principles of Dental Hygiene II 4
DHP 102 Periodontology 3
Fourth Semester
DHP 106 Pharmacology and Pain Management 4
DHP 103 Dental Materials 4
Fifth Semester
DHP 210 Principles of Dental Hygiene III 5
DHP 201 Community and Public Health Dentistry 4
DHP 113 General and Oral Pathology 3
Sixth Semester
DHP 220 Principles of Dental Hygiene IV 5
DHP 230 Dental Hygiene Capstone 3

Total Credits: 


All DHP core courses must be completed with a grade of C+ or higher. In addition, the student must meet all general graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. Completion of an Associate in Dental Hygiene requires a minimum of 81 credits hours.

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Course sections noted with an 'H' are delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of on-campus and online learning).
Course sections noted with an 'O' are delivered in an online format.

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