2015 Dental Hygiene Admission Packet TO: Prospective Dental Hygiene Students FROM: Christine McClellan, RDH, MSEd Director of Dental Hygiene SUBJECT: Dental Hygiene: Associate of Applied Science Degree Thank you for your interest in Collin Colleges Dental Hygiene Program. The enclosed packet provides information regarding admission procedures, required courses, and tuition/fees. Collin Colleges Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene is rated as an EXEMPLARY PROGRAM in the State of Texas by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and has been awarded Accreditation with the American Dental Associations (ADA) Council on Dental Accreditation. Dental hygiene is a two-year program that begins in the fall semester of each year. Dental hygiene classes are scheduled at the Central Park Campus in McKinney. Enrollment is limited and admission is competitive. Admission to Collin College does not imply or guarantee admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. The program application deadline is 5:00 P.M. Friday, January 30, 2015. However, applications to the program should be submitted as soon as possible. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is eligible to sit for national and regional licensing examinations. This admissions packet has been designed to answer your questions regarding dental hygiene admission. If you have further questions after reading this information you may contact the Dental Hygiene Center Office at (972) 548-6535 or the Dental Hygiene adviser at (972) 548-6778. If you are enrolled in a prerequisite course at the time of application, please include a document from your instructor on College letterhead stating your grade at the time of application. Good luck with your application process! Christine McClellan, RDH, MSEd Dental Hygiene Program Director Specific program requirements and program selection and acceptance criteria are subject to change at any time and without notice. It is the applicants responsibility to keep informed of current program requirements.
Collin College Associate of Applied Science Dental Hygiene Degree
Course Number Course Title Pre-Entrance Requirements:
Lec Lab Ext Cont Credit BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I * 3 4 0 112 4 BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 4 0 112 4
CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry I 1 3 4 0 112 4 Total Hours: 9 12 0 336 12
First Semester: Lec Lab Ext Cont Credit
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 3 4 0 112 4 DHYG 1301 Orofacial Anatomy, Histology and Embryology 3 1 0 64 3 DHYG 1304 Dental Radiology 2 3 0 80 3 DHYG 1331 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 2 7 0 128 3 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 1 0 64 3
Total Hours: 13 16 0 448 16
Second Semester: Lec Lab Ext Cont Credit
DHYG 1207 General and Dental Nutrition 2 0 0 32 2 DHYG 1227 Preventive Dental Hygiene Care 2 0 0 32 2 DHYG 1235 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist 2 0 0 32 2 DHYG 1261 Clinical I Dental Hygienist 0 0 8 128 2 DHYG 1319 Dental Materials 2 2 0 64 3 PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3 0 0 48 3
Total Hours: 11 2 8 336 14 Third Semester:
Lec Lab Ext Cont Credit DHYG 2153 Dental Hygiene Practice 1 0 0 16 1 DHYG 1215 Community Dentistry 1 4 0 80 2 DHYG 1311 Periodontology 3 0 0 48 3 DHYG 1339 General and Oral Pathology 3 0 0 48 3 DHYG 2201 Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care I 2 0 0 32 2 DHYG 2361 Clinical II Dental Hygienist 0 0 18 288 3
Total Hours: 10 4 18 512 14
Fourth Semester: Lec Lab Ext Cont Credit
DHYG 2231 Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care II 2 0 0 32 2 DHYG 2275 Community Dental Health Applications 1 4 0 80 2 DHYG 2363 Clinical III Dental Hygienist 0 0 18 288 3 DHYG 2375 Strategies of Oral Medicine (Capstone) 3 0 0 48 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Course 2. 2-3 0-2 0 48-64 3 SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 48 3
Total Hours: 12 4 18 544 16 Grand Total: 55 38 44 2176 72
*BIOL 1406 or CLEP test or Biology Department assessment test within three years is a prerequisite for this class. No substitutions for BIOL 2401. Please contact Dr. David McCulloch at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to take the Biology Department assessment test.
1 May substitute CHEM 1411 2 Select one course: ARTS 1301, ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, ARTS 1313, DANC 2303, DRAM 1310 DRAM 2361, DRAM 2362, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2342, ENGL 2343, ENGL 2351, FREN 2303, FREN 2304, HIST 2311, HIST 2312, HIST 2321, HIST 2322, HUMA 1301,HUMA 1305, MUSI 1306, MUSI 1307, PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, Phil 2303, PHIL 2306, PHIL 2307, PHIL2321. Underlined courses denote general education core. All dental hygiene applicants must be certified in CPR, American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) prior to enrolling in DHYG 1331.
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DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM Specific Criteria for Admission
This packet of information contains the dental hygiene curriculum, program admission requirements, an application to the program, an estimate of anticipated expenses, and two reference forms.
1. Submit the following for general admission to Collin College: Please check with the Admissions Office for specific requirements.
completed admissions application official college/university transcripts from all schools attended copies not
accepted GED Certificate or high school transcript
The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or GED Certificate.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required on all college courses completed and applicable for transfer or admission into the program.
2. Submit the following to the Dental Hygiene Department at the Central Park Campus:
completed dental hygiene program application official college/university transcripts from all schools attended GED Certificate or high school transcript
3. Dental Hygiene students must meet eligibility requirements for licensure as established by the
State Board of Dental Examiners (www.tsbde.state.tx.us) in the State of Texas. If a student has reason to believe he/she is ineligible for licensure, he/she should contact the Board regarding their specific concerns prior to entrance into the program.
4. The applicant must be in good health and furnish physical, dental and eye examination
records. Forms will be provided by the dental hygiene department, once accepted into the program.
In addition, the State of Texas requires the applicant to provide proof of the following immunization requirements:
Title 25 Health Services, 97.61-97.72 Of the Texas Administrative Code
(a) This section applies to all students enrolled in health-related courses, which will involve direct patient contact in medical or dental care facilities. This includes all medical interns, residents, fellows, nursing students, and others who are being trained in medical schools, hospitals, and health science centers listed in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Boards list of higher education in Texas; and students attending two-year and four-year colleges whose course work involves direct patient contact regardless of the number of courses taken, number of hours taken, and the classification of the student. Subsection (i) of
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this section also applies to veterinary medical students whose course work involves direct contact with animals or animal remains regardless of number of courses taken, number of hours taken, and the classification of the student. (b) Students may be provisionally enrolled for up to one semester or one quarter to allow students to attend classes while obtaining the required vaccines and acceptable evidence of vaccination.
(c) Students cannot be provisionally enrolled without at least one dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine if direct patient contact will occur during the provisional enrollment period.
(d) Polio vaccine is not required. Students enrolled in health-related courses are encouraged to ascertain that they are immune to poliomyelitis.
(e) One dose of tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (Td) is required within the last ten years.
(f) Students who were born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of two doses of measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968.
(g) Students must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose of rubella vaccine.
(h) Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose of mumps vaccine.
(i) Students shall receive a complete series of hepatitis B vaccine prior to the start of direct patient care or show serologic confirmation of immunity to hepatitis B virus. Vaccination consists of a three dose series. This series may commence following acceptance into the dental hygiene program. Individuals unable to receive the HBV must inform the program director. In such cases the applicant must sign a declination form.
(j) Students shall receive two doses of varicella vaccine unless the first dose was received prior to thirteen years of age.
Exceptions to Immunization Requirement
(verification of Immunity/History of Illness)
(a) Serologic confirmations of immunity to measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or varicella, are acceptab