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Pre-Dental Hygiene
Associate in Arts


The Pre-Dental Hygiene program provides appropriate science and general education courses for persons transferring to either a two- or four-year dental hygiene program. You may prepare for the one-year program below by completing high school chemistry, biology, and algebra or BIOL& 100 and MATH 098. Since there may be differences in prerequisites or curricula for dental hygiene programs at various colleges, you need to contact your advisor or the institution to which you will apply for specific details. You may also be required to complete the Dental Hygiene Aptitude Test. Your advisor will help you set an educational plan to complete this program of study.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-2014 Centralia College catalog.

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
MATH& 107 Math in Society (M) OR
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) 5
CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry (S) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology (SS) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 170 Human Biology (S) 5
CHEM& 131 Intro to Organic/Biochem (S) 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 241 Human A & P 1 (S) 5
NUTR& 101 Nutrition (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 242 Human A & P 2 (S) 5
SPEE 110 Prin of Speech Communication (H) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 260 Microbiology (S) 5
HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness (HF) 3
  Diversity Elective (D) 5
  Elective 3-5
  Total Credits 16-18

It is strongly recommended that students confer with an advisor at their potential transfer baccalaureate institution to determine the courses that best support or may be prerequisites for their program.

Not all transfer institutions require an AA degree. Students should check their transfer institutions to determine their specific program requirements.

BIOL 243, although not required, is strongly recommended.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014