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Dental Hygiene, A.S. (2101)

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Program Purpose:
To prepare students for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and for licensure as registered dental hygienists. To prepare students to safely and effectively perform all the functions that are legal for dental hygienists to perform in Florida.

This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Program Length:
88 credit hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicants to the Dental Hygiene program must complete all admission requirements to the College and must complete the program’s required prerequisite courses with a minimum unrounded GPA of 2.2 and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5.

Also see GPA for Dental Hygiene .

Program Application:
The Dental Hygiene program begins in the Fall semester and is a limited-access program. Applicants must submit a general TCC application (www.tcc.fl.edu/apply) by the published deadline

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

View Healthcare Program Application Deadlines.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions

(850) 558-4500 or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Degree Map:

Dental Hygiene, A.S. (2101)  

Course Information

General Education (24 credit hours)


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, Social Sciences or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.


* Prerequisite Course

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