The Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene prepares the student for employment as a dental hygienist. Graduates of this two-year program will have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the national and state licensing examinations for Dental Hygiene. This program is designed for students to complete in a two-year period following the completion of the general education requirements. Students wishing to apply for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program must complete all General Education Requirements prior to admission, although they may be enrolled in and complete the courses during the spring semester in which they are applying to the program. Please note that the General Education requirement of, “CIS 110 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems or higher” may be taken before or after admission into the program. For information regarding the Dental Hygiene AAS, please visit the Dental Hygiene webpage.
Note: Students must adhere to the prescribed program if they are to complete the program and become eligible to take the exams. The dental hygiene courses may not transfer to another two-or-four-year college.
The Dental Hygiene program is located on the Bullhead City Campus in Bullhead City.
The Dental Hygiene program at MCC is highly selective; only 18 students are accepted each fall. All General Education coursework must be completed with a grade point average of 2.8 or above and a grade of “C” or higher in all courses. Science courses must have been taken within the last ten years. Students must complete an application specific to the Dental Hygiene Program and have their acceptance into the program confirmed prior to enrolling in dental hygiene coursework. Students have the option of completing DAE 106 - Dental Radiography and DAE 118 - Dental Materials prior to acceptance into the program. Program information and application procedures are posted on the Dental Hygiene website. Accepted students must complete program health, immunization, and background certifications prior beginning dental hygiene coursework. The application deadline is March 1.
Students must maintain a valid American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification throughout the program. Students must maintain program health, immunization and background certifications while completing dental hygiene coursework.
Requirements for Graduation: Passing all core dental hygiene courses with a “C” grade or better. Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.