Feb 07, 2023  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene AAS Degree

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For more information please see the Dental Hygiene Program Overview .


Graduates of the dental hygiene degree are eligible to take national and regional board examinations which are required to become a Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.) An R.D.H. license is required in order to practice in a dental office or clinic.

Note: This degree is available at Hastings

Suggested Sequence of Courses  

Required Courses

Subtotal: 62-66

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. Graduates can meet the requirement by:
Note: Scores for specific health program admission may vary from the scores listed. Please see the program director for more specific information.

   1. Acquiring appropriate Mandatory Assessment scores in math, writing and reading.
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0930 Practical Math OR MATH 0940 Pre-Algebra with a C or above.
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.
  3. Completing a 1000-level MATH or ENGL course with a D or above.

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will complete a minimum of 15 credits of General Education. To complete General Education requirements Dental Hygiene students must take the following:

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 3 credit(s)
    (Required:   OR  )
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 5 credit(s)
    (Required:  ,   OR   AND  )
  • GEN ED Group C: Life and Career Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 3 credit(s)
    (met with SOCI 1010  from prerequisite requirements)
  • GEN ED Group A, B, C, D or E 4 credit(s)
    (met with BIOS 2460  from prerequisite requirements)

Subtotal: 15

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 77-81

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