Pre-program Curriculum Courses

Prerequisite courses must be completed before making application into the dental hygiene program. Pass with a 'C' or better. Colby Community College offers all classes listed below.
  
PREREQUISITES
Course NumberCourse NameHours
CH176*Chemistry5
BI276Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab4
BI277Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab or4
BI278Anatomy & Physiology5
BI280Principles of Microbiology4
DH298Dental Hygiene Biochemistry (online)
OR
University Biochemistry with lab
3-4
  
5
EN176English Composition I3
PS176General Psychology3
SO176Introduction to Sociology3
SP101Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
EC277

PS276
Principles of Microeconomics
OR
Developmental Psychology
3
 
3
*Students should have completed college chemistry within the last five years. High school chemistry taken in the previous five years will be accepted.
  

Specialization & Related Contextual Courses

Note: Classes with * are lecture only that originate from NTC on CCC campus. 
  
YEAR ONE: FIRST SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse NameHours
DH100Dental Hygiene Orientation1
DH103Dental Health Safety    (summer)1
DH104Dental Hygiene Process I4
DH109Dental Radiography2
DH122Oral Anatomy, Embryology and Histology4
YEAR ONE: SECOND SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse NameHours
*10-508-107Dental Hygiene Ethics & Professionalism1
*10-508-109Cariology1
*10-508-110Nutrition & Oral Health2
*10-508-111General & Oral Pathology3
DH112Dental Hygiene Process II4
DH115Periodontology3
YEAR TWO: FIRST SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse NameHours
*10-508-114Dental Pharmacology2
*10-508-115Community Dental Health2
DH105Dental Materials2
DH210Dental Hygiene Process III5
YEAR TWO: SECOND SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse NameHours
DH203Transition into Dental Hygiene Practice1
DH212Dental Hygiene Process IV4
DH215Dental Anxiety and Pain Management2