Dental Hygiene, A.S.

The Dental Hygiene, A.S. degree prepares students for the successful completions of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and for licensure as a registered dental hygienists. The degree also trains students on how to safely and effectively perform all the functions that are legal for dental hygienists to perform in Florida.

This is a limited-access and limited enrollment program. See all Healthcare Program requirements.

For more information about this program, click here.

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Course Information

Overview/Requirements


Program Purpose:
To prepare students for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and for licensure as registered dental hygienists. To prepare students to safely and effectively perform all the functions that are legal for dental hygienists to perform in Florida.

This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Program Length:
88 credit hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicants to the Dental Hygiene program must complete all admission requirements to the College and must complete the program’s required prerequisite courses with a minimum unrounded GPA of 2.2 and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5.

Also see GPA for Dental Hygiene  .

Program Application:
The Dental Hygiene program begins in the Fall semester and is a limited-access program. Applicants must submit both a general TCC application (www.tcc.fl.edu/apply ) and a separate healthcare program application  by the published deadline. Applicants may access the healthcare application through their TCC Passport account.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements    for more important information.

View Healthcare Program Application Deadlines .

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions

Contact:
(850) 558-4500 or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry  .

Course Information


General Education (24 credit hours)


Note:


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, Social Sciences or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.

Program Courses (64 credit hours)


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All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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* Prerequisite Course

Tallahassee Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Click here for more information.