May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene AAS Degree

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  

PreRequisite Requirements

BIOS 1010  is a pre-requisite for BIOS 2250  which is a required program course. BIOS 1010 must be taken before BIOS 2250

Subtotal: 66

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: 81-85