Admission to Dental Hygiene AAS-T Program

Dental Hygiene and Expanded Duties

  • Selective Admissions: This program requires completion of special application for admission and program prerequisites.  There is a formal, competitive admissions process for entry into this program. Many more students than can be accepted into the program will apply for admission. The college will use prerequisite classes, prior educational and/or work experience, and an entrance exam (the TEAS V. 5) to determine the best candidates for the program.

  • Expiration of science courses: The prerequisite science courses must be at least ten years current upon program entry.

  • Obtaining and Submitting Applications:  Applications are accepted once per year for a Fall quarter start.  The deadline to apply for Fall 2014, is April 3, 2014.  Completed applications will be forwarded to an evaluation group in the dental hygiene program. Final selection notifications will be completed by the end of April. For more information on the process and to download a copy of the application, please visit the Dental Hygiene Advising page.

  • After you are admitted to the Dental Hygiene program: Once you have been accepted into a dental program you will attend a special orientation designed for your program. The Dental Hygiene Department will notify you about that orientation.

  • Length of program: Students accepted into the program must enroll in seven consecutive quarters of Dental Hygiene courses, including a required Summer Quarter of full-time professional and clinical education.

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