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 median annual wage for dental hygienists was $70,210 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $46,540, and the top 10 percent earned more than $96,280.

Industries with the highest level of employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of Dentists 182,140 $34.13 $71,000
Offices of Physicians 1,990 $31.40 $65,310
Employment Services 1,540 $33.50 $69,680
Outpatient Care Centers 740 $32.83 $68,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 630 $26.27 $54,640

*Statistics reported in May 2012

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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