May 27, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Dental Hygiene AAS


This degree map provides the semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this degree.  To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework required for the degree.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

Prerequisites

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
1st Semester  
BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology   4
CHEM 1134 - General, Organic and Biological Chemistry   4
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
2nd Semester  
BIOL 1324 - Basic Microbiology   4
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 21
*It is recommended that general education courses are taken prior to acceptance due to the rigor of the dental hygiene program. (*COMM 1113 Public Speaking, *PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology, SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology)  

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteeer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Summer Semester (after acceptance into the program)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
DHYG 1302 - Oral Embryology and Histology  
(Must be accepted into the Dental Hygiene program)
2
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking  
(If not taken prior to acceptance into the program.  May also be taken the last semester.)
3
Total Credit Hours 5

Milestones

  • Students must maintain a grade of ‘C’ or better to remain in the program and participate in remediation for any clinical course deficiencies.
  • All risk management requirements must be completed in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, Vaccinations, Flu Shot, TB test, etc.) including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
DHYG 1012 - Dental and Oral Anatomy   2
DHYG 1022 - Head and Neck Anatomy   2
DHYG 1363 - Dental Hygiene Theory I   3
DHYG 1384 - Clinical Dental Hygiene I   4
DHYG 1412 - Dental Radiography Foundation   2
DHYG 1421 - Dental Radiography Techniques   1
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Students must maintain a grade of ‘C’ or better to remain in the program and participate in remediation for any clinical course deficiencies.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
DHYG 1333 - Pathology, Etiology and Immunology   3
DHYG 1353 - Periodontology   3
DHYG 1373 - Dental Hygiene Theory II   3
DHYG 1394 - Clinical Dental Hygiene II   4
DHYG 1512 - Dental Pain Management   2
DHYG 1532 - Dental Hygiene Pharmacology   2
Total Credit Hours 17

Milestones

  • Students must maintain a grade of ‘C’ or better to remain in the program and participate in remediation for any clinical course deficiencies.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Third Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
DHYG 2312 - Community Dental Health I   2
DHYG 2343 - Dental Materials, Techniques and Support Services   3
DHYG 2362 - Dental Hygiene Theory III   2
DHYG 2385 - Clinical Dental Hygiene III   5
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  (if not previously taken) 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Students must maintain a grade of ‘C’ or better to remain in the program and participate in remediation for any clinical course deficiencies.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
DHYG 2022 - Special Needs/Geriatrics   2
DHYG 2321 - Community Dental Health II   1
DHYG 2382 - Ethics, Law and Dental Practice Management   2
DHYG 2395 - Clinical Dental Hygiene IV   5
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  (if not previously taken) 3
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • Students must maintain a grade of ‘C’ or better to remain in the program and participate in remediation for any clinical course deficiencies.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status. 
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.