Dental Hygiene
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

This curriculum offers the theoretical and clinical education needed for a variety of dental hygiene careers. The major provides a diversified background to prepare students for licensing exams, for additional education and for immediate employment.

Program Specs

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Faculty member instructs students on fabricating a mouth guard.
Dental Hygiene student taking x-rays on a clinic patient.
Dental Hygiene students working together to place sealants on a child patient.

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

Accredation logos.

Program accreditation.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for dental hygienists was $71,110 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $47,880.The top 10 percent earned more than $96,690.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of Dentists183,380$34.55$71,860
Offices of Physicians2,260$31.65$65,830
Employment Services1,710$33.33$69,330
Outpatient Care Centers810$32.57$67,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)650$26.41$54,930

Statistics reported in May 2013

Performance Standards

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Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Students accepted into the Dental Hygiene major will incur expenses for tools/instruments, uniforms, malpractice insurance, clearances and certifications, etc. See the complete list.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

  • Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA)

View the entire student organizations listing or Greek Life listing.

Notice of Conviction

Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.

Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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