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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Dental Hygiene, A.S.

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2326: A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene (88 Credit Hours)
CIP: 51.0602
FL CIP: 1351030200
SOC: 29-2021

This is a limited access program where both program admission and course registration are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. The Dental Hygiene program is designed to train individuals to perform as efficient dental professionals in the dental health environment. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals licensed to provide educational, clinical, research, administrative and therapeutic services supporting total health through the promotion of optimum oral health.  Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Dental Hygiene Board examination and the state clinical examination to receive licensure. To become a dental hygienist in Florida, students must meet the Requirements of the Florida Board of Dentistry and this program prepares students to meet those requirements. 

This program may eligible for federal and state financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for further information about your individual eligibility.

The Economic Security Report provides students, parents, and others with employment, earnings, and other outcome information on graduates of Florida’s public institutions of higher education, e.g., State University System, Florida College System, and District Technical Centers. To view the report, please go to https://pr.cf.edu/files/community/economic-security-report.pdf.

* An accreditation application for the A.S. Dental Hygiene program has been submitted. Applications for the Dental Hygiene program will be accepted after initial accreditation status has been granted.


Total Credit Hours: 88

** This course may be used to satisfy the Gordon Rule requirement.

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2326 - Dental Hygiene, A.S.  

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