Pre-Dental Hygiene

The Pre-Dental Hygiene program provides the science and general education courses for those intending to transfer to either a two- or four-year dental hygiene program.

pre-dental hygiene iconPre-Dental Hygiene Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Arts

Notes for Students

  • It is strongly recommended that students confer with an advisor at their potential transfer institution to determine the courses that best support or may be prerequisites for that particular program.
  • Not all transfer institutions require an AA degree. Students should check their transfer institutions to determine their specific program requirements.
  • Students 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.

Fall Quarter

  • CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry - 5 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • MATH& 107 Math in Society OR MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • BIOL& 170 Human Biology - 5 credits
  • CHEM& 131 Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry - 5 credits
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology - 5 credits

Fall Quarter

  • BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology I - 5 credits
  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II - 5 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5  credits

Spring Quarter

  • BIOL& 260 Microbiology - 5 credits
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness - 3 credits
  • Diversity Elective - 5 credits
  • Elective - 3-5 credits