Degree > Dental Hygiene AS Degree
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
Prerequisite Courses Required for Admission
†BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory - 1 cr.
†BSC 2086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory - 1 cr.
CHM 1032 Chemistry for Health Sciences - 3 cr.
CHM 1032L Chemistry for Health Sciences Laboratory - 1 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†MAC 1105 College Algebra or †MGF 1106 Topics in Mathematics - 3 cr.
†MCB 2000 Microbiology and Human Disease - 3 cr.
†MCB 2000L Microbiology and Human Disease Laboratory - 1 cr.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
DEH 1002 Dental Hygiene Instrumentation - 1 cr.
DEH 1002L Dental Hygiene Instrumentation Laboratory - 2 cr.
DEH 1720 Preventive Dentistry - 1 cr.
DES 1020C Oral, Head, and Neck Anatomy - 2 cr.
DES 1200 Dental Radiology - 2 cr.
DES 1200L Dental Radiology Laboratory - 1 cr.
DES 1800 Introduction to Clinical Procedures - 2 cr.
DES 1800L Introduction to Clinical Procedures Laboratory - 1 cr.
**†HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
DEH 1130 Oral Embryology and Histology - 1 cr.
DEH 1800C Clinical Dental Hygiene I - 3 cr.
DEH 2400 General and Oral Pathology - 3 cr.
DEH 2602 Periodontology - 2 cr.
DES 1600 Dental Office Emergencies - 2 cr.
DES 2051 Pain Control in Dentistry - 2 cr.
DES 2051L Pain Control in Dentistry Laboratory - 1 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
DEH 1802C Clinical Dental Hygiene II - 2 cr.
DES 1100 Dental Materials - 2 cr.
DES 1100L Dental Materials Laboratory - 1 cr.
DES 1830C Expanded Duties for Dental Hygienists - 2 cr.
*Humanities General Education - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
DEH 2300 Pharmacology and Oral Medicine - 3 cr.
DEH 2702 Community Dental Health - 2 cr.
DEH 2804C Clinical Dental Hygiene III - 3 cr.
DEH 2809 Advanced Clinical Procedures - 2 cr.
*†SPC 1608 Public Speaking - 3 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
DEH 1811 Dental Ethics, Jurisprudence - 1 cr.
†DEH 2604 Periodontology II - 1 cr.
DEH 2702L Community Dental Health Practicum - 1 cr.
DEH 2806C Clinical Dental Hygiene IV - 4 cr.
DES 2502 Office Management - 1 cr.
*†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.
*†SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.
* NOTE: May be taken in advance or after admission to the dental hygiene program and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher prior to graduation.
**NOTE: HUN 2201 must be taken in the fall or spring term of the student’s first year.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.