Courses

Students interested in the Dental Hygiene Associate's Degree are required to complete seventy-six credit hours in a six semester (general studies courses as well as 21 Dental Hygiene (DEN prefix) program-specific courses) full-time student program. General studies courses can be taken at any time. It is advantageous to take as many general studies courses as possible prior to entering the dental hygiene program. If you have an interest in transferring to a university at a later date to continue your education, please consult with a counselor to determine which of the accepted general studies courses are more easily transferable and meet the comprehensive articulation agreement.

First Semester (Summer)Fourth Semester (Summer)
BIO 168 - Anatomy and Physiology I DEN 140 - Dental Hygiene Theory II
BIO 169 - Anatomy and Physiology II DEN 141 - Dental Hygiene Clinic II
ENG 112 - Argument-Based Research or
ENG 113 - Literature-Based Research or
ENG 114 - Professional Research and Reporting
COM 231 - Public Speaking
Second Semester (Fall) Fifth Semester (Fall)
DEN 110 - Orofacial Anatomy DEN 124 - Periodontology
DEN 111 - Infection/Hazard Control DEN 220 - Dental Hygiene Theory III
DEN 112 - Dental Radiography DEN 221 - Dental Hygiene Clinic III
DEN 120 - Dental Hygiene Preclinic Lecture DEN 223 - Pharmacology
DEN 121 - Dental Hygiene Preclinic Lab DEN 232 - Community Dental Health
ENG 111 - Expository Writing SOC 210 - Sociology
Third Semester (Spring) Sixth Semester (Spring)
DEN 123 - Nutrition/Dental Health DEN 222 - General and Oral Pathology
DEN 125 - Dental Office Emergencies DEN 230 - Dental Hygiene Theory IV
DEN 130 - Dental Hygiene Theory I DEN 231 - Dental Hygiene Clinic IV
DEN 131 - Dental Hygiene Clinic I DEN 233 - Professional Development
DEN 224 - Materials and Procedures HUM ### - Elective
MAT 110 - Mathematical Meas. & Lit. or
MAT 143 - Quantitative Literacy or
MAT 152 - Statistical Methods I
BIO 175 - General Microbiology or
BIO 275 - Microbiology

Please select here for a more detailed course sequence.