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Program Curriculum & Prerequisites

A.A.S. Degree  Dental Hygiene Program Credits and Curriculum

Course Number Title Hours
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
CHM 101 General Chemistry I 4
BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology 4
BIO 141/145* Human Anatomy I/Human Anatomy and Physiology for the HS 4
Total Credits     19

*Dental hygiene program allows for either BIO 141 or BIO 145 as a prerequisite.

First Semester

Course Number Title Hours
DNH 141 Dental Hygiene I 5
DNH 115 Histology/ Head and Neck Anatomy 3
DNH 130 Oral Radiology for Dental Hygiene 2
DNH 120 Management of Emergencies 2
Total Credits     12

Second Semester

Course Number Title Hours
DNH 142 Dental Hygiene II 5
DNH 145 General and Oral Pathology 2
DNH 146 Periodontics for the Dental Hygienists 2
DNH 214 Practical Materials for Dental Hygiene 2
HUM 201 Humanities Elective 3
Total Credits     14

Third Semester

Course Number Title Hours
DNH 143 Dental Hygiene III 4
Total Credits     4

Fourth Semester

Course Number Title Hours
DNH 244 Dental Hygiene IV 5
DNH 216 Pharmacology 2
DNH 226 Public Health Dental Hygiene I 2
DNH 235 Management of Dental Pain and Anxiety 2
HTL 230 Principles of Nutrition 2
Total Credits     13

Fifth Semester

Course Number Title Hours
DNH 245 Dental Hygiene V 5
DNH 227 Public Health Dental Hygiene II 1
DNH 230 Office Practice &Ethics 1
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
Total Credits     10

 

Total Program Credits                                                        72