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Dental Hygiene, A.S. (2101)

An A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene prepares students to become registered dental hygienists who can safely provide a number of services within a dental office. Pursue a promising career in a challenging and rewarding field. The opportunity to serve the public, work in a variety of settings and enjoy both flexibility and job security are just a few of the benefits of earning an A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene.

Students will have the opportunity to work in private practice, public health, hospitals, schools, insurance and sales.

Full-time students seeking the A.S. Degree can complete the program in as little as five semesters, once the prerequisite courses have been completed. There is no part-time option for students.

 

 Program Details

 

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Program Purpose:
To prepare students for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and for licensure as registered dental hygienists and to prepare students to safely and effectively perform all the functions that are legal for dental hygienists to perform in Florida.

This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Employment Types:
Dental hygienist

Program Length:
88 credit hours

Admission Requirements:

Admission criteria are in the process of being updated. Please contact the Counseling Specialist for Healthcare by email at healthedu@tcc.fl.edu or by phone (850) 558-4572.

 

Program Application:
The Dental Hygiene program begins in the Fall semester and is a limited-access program. Applicants must submit a TCC admissions application, www.tcc.fl.edu/apply and a separate healthcare program application by the published deadline. Click here to access the healthcare application.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions

Contact:
(850) 558-4500 or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

Course Information


After Acceptance into Program (73 credit hours)


Fall Semester I (18 credit hours)


Spring Semester I (16 credit hours)


Summer Semester I (14 credit hours)


Fall Semester II (13 credit hours)


Spring Semester II (12 credit hours)


Note:


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

* General Education math course and HUN1201 must be completed by the end of the Summer semester in order to continue to the second year. Failure to complete these courses on time will result in dismissal from the program.


Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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