2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene (BASDH) Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career.  The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Prerequisitie courses are organized in a recommended sequence. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. Dental Hygiene courses are arranged in a required sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Prerequisites for Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (BASDH)

Some prerequisite dental hygiene courses may require prerequisite courses prior to enrollment. These prerequisite courses vary from college to college and are not listed below. Completion of the prerequisite dental hygiene courses generally takes two years. Prerequisite dental hygiene courses NOT listed on our Prerequisite Course Guide will need to be approved prior to application. Completion of the prerequisite courses does not guarantee acceptance into the dental hygiene program. Minimum course GPA’s and other criteria must be met for eligibility to apply. Please see the program website at: BASDH Program Website

Optional for AA-DTA. Not required for application to the Dental Hygiene Program.

Humanities Choice (5 credits)

May not be a Communications (CMST) or Philosophy (PHIL) course.

Social Science Choice (5 credits)

May not be a Psychology (PSCY) or Social Science (SOC) course.

General Education Requirement (2-12 credits)

Number of credits is dependent upon whether the student needed to take CHEM&100 and/or BIOL &160 in addition to the dental hygiene required prerequisites.

Total Prerequisite Credits 68

Total With Optional Credits 90

1. Summer Quarter - First Year

2. Fall Quarter - First Year

3. Winter Quarter - First Year

4. Spring Quarter - First Year

Total Credits First Year 63.5

5. Summer Quarter - Second Year

6. Fall Quarter - Second Year

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation 

7. Winter Quarter - Second Year

8. Spring Quarter - Second Year

Total Credits Second Year 59.5

Total Prerequisite Courses 68

Total BASDH Courses, Excluding Prerequisites 123

Total BASDH Courses, Including Prerequisites 191

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