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  • Dental Hygiene Program Application Information

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1ST EVERY YEAR

    • Students need to complete 4 of the 8 general education courses by the end of the fall semester (2 of the 4 must be the required science courses). For application, the student must have all fall grades submitted and demonstrate evidence of enrollment in at least 2 additional courses in the spring semester; with the final 2 courses being completed in the summer. It is recommended that the student complete as many courses as possible prior to the application deadline of February 1, as points are awarded for courses completed.

    • All applicants must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA 

    • Students are highly encouraged to meet with a PCC Dental Hygiene Faculty.  Evaluation of courses can be completed using an unofficial transcript during the advising appointment.


    POINT SYSTEM

    Applicants will receive points during the application process in the following areas:

    • GPA- 50 points (minimum 2.7 GPA-higher GPA = more points awarded)
    • Completion of General Education Requirements-32 points (Only the most recent course grade for each of the 8 general education requirements will be awarded points based on letter grade earned A=4 points, B = 3 points, C=2 points. Courses not completed but enrolled = 0 points.)
    • Additional category- 18 points (PCC student, work experience, credits completed, met with program faculty, dental hygiene observation)
    • All eligible candidates will be required to attend an interview in person. Points awarded from the interview will be included in the overall consideration of the candidate.
    • All competitive applicants will be granted an interview to continue in the process for admittance to the program.  Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee the applicant will receive an interview.


    SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION MATERIALS – TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE PROGRAM

    All Application Materials will be updated and available on the PCC Dental Hygiene Website by August 1 of each year.

    • All College/University Transcripts (minimum 2.7 Cumulative GPA) – OFFICIAL (cannot be submitted by applicant)
    • Supplemental Dental Hygiene Program Application for current year – MUST BE TYPED
    • Dental Hygiene Program Estimated Cost Information Sheet for current year – Signed and Dated 
    • Dental Hygiene Program Policies on Infectious Diseases, and Infectious Disease Testing and Vaccination – Signed and Dated
    • Dental Hygiene Program Essential Functions of a Dental Hygienist - Signed and Dated
    • Dental Hygiene Program Observation Form(s) – Sign and Dated
    • Dental Hygiene List of Disqualifying Offenses – Signed and Dated
    • Applicant Check Off List for current year – Signed and Dated


    Once a student has been offered admission to the program, they will be required to submit OFFICIAL transcripts from all college/universities attended, showing completion of all required dental hygiene general education courses. Transcripts must be sent directly to Pueblo Community College from the college/university records department. They cannot be submitted by applicant.

    After students have been accepted to the Dental Hygiene Program, an application for Admission to Pueblo Community College will need to be submitted. You do not need to fill out the application if you are already attending Pueblo Community College or any other community college in Colorado.

    PCC DENTAL HYGIENE BACKGROUND/DRUG SCREEN REQUIREMENT
    The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), which is responsible for licensing dental hygiene personnel in Colorado, has varied restrictions, which may affect persons with a history of a felony conviction. The Pueblo Community College Department of Dental Hygiene assumes no responsibility for the denial of licensure by DORA. Prospective students are responsible for contacting DORA (303-894-7800) concerning any questions regarding their eligibility for licensure. PCC Dental Hygiene requires all students to successfully complete a drug screen and background check. Both must be complete once the student is notified of admission. See attachment for disqualifying offenses.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that all the application materials have been received by the program no later than February 1, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed by the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee. All submitted application materials become the property of the Pueblo Community College Dental Hygiene Program.

    ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS TO ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED BY THE DENTAL HYGIENE DEPARTMENT:

    Pueblo Community College
    Dental Hygiene Program
    900 W. Orman Ave.
    Pueblo, Colorado 81004

    TO CHECK YOUR APPLICANT FILE PLEASE CONTACT THE PCC DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AT:
    (719) 549-3286
    or Sandra.Archuleta@pueblocc.edu