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The Associate Degree Program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on
Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on
Post secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.
Upon successful completion of the five-semester program (including one summer of study), students will be eligible to take the national written examination, and a state or regional clinical examination. Upon passing these examinations graduates will then be qualified for employment in private dental offices, hospitals, military dental clinics, local or state health departments, or may transfer the A.S. in Dental Hygiene toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.
Before You Apply: Program Notes
Prospective applicants should be aware of the following:
- The courses to be completed for the degree will vary based on the student’s preferred area of study, which is referred to as the “pathway” for the career program of choice. Therefore, it is important to meet with an adviser to map out the best academic plan to achieve his or her goal. The student should first focus on taking the prerequisites required for the program for which they will be applying.
- All career programs have a selective admissions process. This means that a seat in any program is awarded only to the top applicants. Simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a program.
- The general education courses required for each career program are summarized in the comparison chart for all 2-year health career programs at Albany State University on the last page of the packet.
The Health Sciences department is responsible for the information on this page.
To inquire about the Dental Hygiene program, please contact Tammy Deese.