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A dental hygienist provides a wide range of services designed to promote good oral healthpdf in individuals. An Associate of Science degree will prepare a student to seek an associate or bachelors level degree in Dental Hygiene. Associate degree programs may not require all of the listed prerequisites. It is suggested the student check the requirements at the school they will transfer to for specific courses.
DENTAL HYGIENE
(Associate of Science Degree)
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE NAME
SEMESTER
1
2
3
4
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Basic Skills (12 hours)
ENG2211 Composition I
3
     
MTH4420 College Algebra
3
     
ENG2212 Composition II  
3
   
COM2711 Public Speaking    
3
 
Computer Literacy (3 hours)
CAP1516 Computer Applications or Computer Literacy*
3
     
Humanities (6 hours) 2 Different Departments
  Humanities Elective* (Fine Arts)     3    
  Humanities Elective* (Ethics or Philosophy)    
 
3
Social Sciences (6 hours) 2 Different Departments
SOC6811 Principles of Sociology  
3
 
 
PSY6711 General Psychology    
3
 
Science and Math (20 hours)**
CHM4211 General Chemistry
5
   
 
BIO4111 Principles of Biology  
5
   

BIO4150 or
BIO4148 and
BIO4149

Human Anatomy and Physiology or
Human Anatomy and Physiology I and
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

   
5
 
BIO4160 Microbiology      
5
 Health & Physical Education (1 hour)
  Health & Physical Education Elective*
1
     
GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS 48
15
14
11
8
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
ALH5220 Principles of Nutrition    
3
 
ALH1655 Medical Terminology       3  
PSY6712 Developmental Psychology      
3
ALH5230 Pharmacology      
3
MTH4423 Elementary Statistics         3

NCT0100

CAAP (Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency)-Graduation Requirement

     
0
ELECTIVE HOURS 15
0
0
6
9
TOTAL HOURS 63
15
14
17
17

*See List of Electives that fulfill General Education Requirements
**recommend checking 4-year institution requirements

[Programs of Study]

 

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