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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Dental Hygiene 
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Pending Candidacy for Accreditation Status
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
The dental hygiene curriculum is a two-year program that leads to an associate of applied science degree in dental hygiene. This area of study prepares the student to become a licensed primary health care provider and a member of the dental team responsible for the preventive aspects of oral health. Emphasis in this area of study will prepare students to participate in roles that include clinician, educator, researcher, administrator, and public health advocate. Students may also continue their education to receive a baccalaureate or master’s degree in dental hygiene. Students will learn through college-based lectures, laboratory assignments, research, and the treatment of patients in a clinical setting. Graduates of the dental hygiene area of study must take required exams for licensure to practice dental hygiene.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureSPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Social SciencesPSYC-101 General Psychology3
 SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology3
Science1BIOL-106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology4
 BIOL-107 Fundamentals of Microbiology4
 CHEM-103 Fundamentals of General Chemistry4
MathematicsMATH-138 Statistics4
InterdisciplinaryNUTR-211 Nutrition3
DHYG-100**Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic I4
DHYG-102Histology and Embryology2
DHYG-104General and Oral Pathology3
DHYG-106Oral Anatomy and Tooth Morphology3
DHYG-111Dental Radiology3
DHYG-150**Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic II4
DHYG-200**Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic III4
DHYG-207Dental Public Health3
DHYG-208Dental Materials3
DHYG-210Dental Pharmacology2
DHYG-250** Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic IV4
DHYG-257Dental Hygiene Ethics and Jurisprudence1

1Science Core courses must be completed within five (5) years prior to admission to the first dental hygiene course.

A grade of “C” or higher is required in dental hygiene, mathematics, and science courses.

Admission requirements also include a minimum overall HCC GPA of 2.25.

*Students will be expected to participate in clinical sessions during the semester in addition to class time. A health form and CPR certification will be required prior to attending the first dental hygiene course.


hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST