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Associate of Applied Science degree
Entery time: Fall

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

Prerequisite
  BCA-189   Microcomputer Literacy **1
  BIO-168   Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab**4
  CHM-110   Introduction to Chemistry **3
  CHM-111   Introduction to Chemistry Lab **1
  MAT-731   Introduction to Math ** +2

11

First Semester (Fall)
  DEN-100   Fundamentals of Dentistry3.5
  DEN-120   Dental Anatomy *3
  DEN-130   Head and Neck Anatomy *1.5
  DEN-200   Preventive Dentistry2
  DHY-173   Dental Hygiene I4
  HSC-107   Professionals in Health *2
  HSC-210   Health Skills I *1

17

Second Semester (Spring)
  BIO-173   Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab*4
  CHM-132   Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry *4
  DEN-300   Dental Radiography3
  DHY-140   General and Oral Pathology2
  DHY-186   Dental Hygiene II4

17

Third Semester (Summer)
  BIO-186   Microbiology *4
  DEN-220   Dental Nutrition *1
  DHY-220   Dental Materials1.5
  DHY-270   Local Anesthesia for the DH1
  DHY-285   Dental Hygiene III3

10.5

Fourth Semester (Fall)
  DHY-134   Therapeutics and Pain Control2
  DHY-211   Periodontology2
  DHY-250   Community Dental Health1.5
  DHY-296   Dental Hygiene IV5
  SPC-101   Fundamentals of Oral Communication *3
 
OR

 
  COM-222   Communication for Health Care Professionals*3

13.5

Fifth Semester (Spring)
  DHY-306   Dental Hygiene V5
  ENG-105   Composition I *3
  PSY-111   Introduction to Psychology *3
  SOC-110   Introduction to Sociology *3
  - - - - - - -   Humanities elective *3

17


Total Program Hours     86


* Courses may be taken before beginning the clinical portion of the program.

** Completion of courses with a minimum grade of C- required before admission to the program.

+ or MAT-700 Basic Math, 3 credits, or any college-level math course.

NOTE: Minimum C is required in all technical Dental Hygiene courses (any course beginning with DEN or DHY). Dental Hygiene graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Hygiene Examination and the regional board examinations of their choice.