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  • Department of Dental Hygiene
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall 2016

    Award: BAS - Degree Completion

    Program Length: 4 Semesters, 2 Years

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time

    Course Availability: Online

    Program Location: Online

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  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Dental Hygiene-Degree Completion


    RDH to BASDH Program Overview 
    PCC’s Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Completion Program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have completed an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution that is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The goal of the RDH to BASDH program is to work with each student to enhance knowledge and provide expanded career opportunities that may include education, program administration, public health, research or sales. Obtaining a BAS degree may also provide the lifelong learner the knowledge base to prepare them academically should they wish to pursue a master’s degree for additional career opportunities.

    Program Features
    The PCC BAS curriculum is designed to include an emphasis in teaching, public health and/or leadership. The flexible capstone experience can be designed to help the student determine their specific area of educational interest.

    • Courses are offered online in convenient 8 week tracks
    • Classes offer a variety of learning activities facilitated by certified online faculty
    • The capstone experience is offered in the final 16 week semester (Depending on the capstone project, some onsite experiential learning may be necessary)

    Program Eligibility

    1. Graduate from a regionally accredited dental hygiene program that is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
    2. Pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam
    3. Hold a current dental hygiene license in a US state

    Policies
    All PCC admission and registration deadlines, policies, and procedures apply to students who participate in online courses. Online courses appear on your transcript in the same way as campus-based courses.

    Online Learning Environment
    Taking an online course is very different from the traditional classroom environment. To accurately anticipate the amount of time to devote to an online course, keep in mind that students are not attending a face-to-face class. A typical 3-credit hour online course may translate to approximately 6-9 hours per week on average for class work and homework.

    Equipment Requirements
    You will need access to a computer with broadband internet that can stream video and audio. Your course may also require hardware such as a headset with microphone. Technical support is available for all courses.

    State Authorization Statement:
    Pueblo Community College (PCC) is currently working cooperatively with higher education authorities in all states and other U.S. jurisdictions to ensure compliance with state authorization requirements that govern the offering of courses in those states, including complaint processes. PCC will continue to monitor developments in the jurisdictions in which it enrolls students, and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, it will obtain approvals or provide notice here of the jurisdictions in which it is not authorized to offer courses or programs. Please visit our State Authorization page to assure your residing state is eligible to participate in online learning at PCC. Be sure to check the online site frequently for updates. Please contact us if you have questions regarding state restrictions or requirements.