Entrance requirements: You must complete a current Dental Hygiene program application and meet all minimum requirements and application timelines. The application is available through the Dental Hygiene program, at the PCC Dental Hygiene website, or in Admissions & Records. You should seek advisement from program faculty for assistance with applications, minimum requirements, and required general education courses for admissions. If you are an AAS Dental Hygiene student, you must complete all General Education/Related Requirements prior to admission to the program.
Note: All students are accepted provisionally pending completion of a drug screening and criminal background check.
Disclaimer: The Colorado Board of Dental Examiners requires a dental hygienist applying for licensure to answer questions concerning felony history, excessive use or abuse of controlled substances/alcoholic beverages (within the last five years), and any physical or mental condition that may affect the ability to practice dental hygiene. Other questions asked by the State Board pertain to an applicant’s history of malpractice judgment and any disciplinary action by any government or private agency. The PCC Department of Dental Hygiene assumes no responsibility for the denial of licensure by the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners.
ASSOCIATE (AAS) DEGREE (Dental Hygiene)
TOTAL CREDITS 92.5
28 General Education/Related Requirements
Student needs to complete or be enrolled in 6 of the 8 prerequisite courses the semester of application (Spring). The remaining 2 courses must be completed summer semester prior to program entry (Summer).
64.5 Core Curriculum Requirements
First Year: Fall Semester
First Year: Spring Semester
Second Year: Summer Semester
Second Year: Fall Semester
Second Year: Spring Semester
* Optional recommended courses