Oct 13, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College 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 into the program due to the rigor of the Dental Hygiene program. (*COMM 1113 Public Speaking, *PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology, SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology)  

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

First Semester (Summer) (after acceptance into the program)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking  
(May also be taken the last semester.)
3
Total Credit Hours 3

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.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
DHYG 1013 - Oral Anatomy, Embryology and Histology      3
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 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.
  • 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.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Third 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.
  • Annual TB test must be done before being allowed into a clinical setting.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.

Fourth 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.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.

Fifth 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.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.