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TCC Catalog 2012-13 
TCC Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene, A.S. (2101)

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

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

Employment Types:
Dental Hygienist

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 2.5 and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5.

Program Application:
The Dental Hygiene program begins in the Fall semester and is a limited-access program. Applicants must submit a Dental Hygiene program admission application by the published application deadline; this is a separate application from the College application. Additional criteria for admission are outlined on the program’s Web page (

See important information in the Additional Healthcare Degree Requirements  section of this catalog.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions

(850) 558-4500 or

Course Information

Total Hours: 15

After Acceptance into Program

Total Hours: 18

Spring Semester I

Total Hours: 16

Summer Semester I

Total Hours: 14

Fall Semester II

Total Hours: 13

Spring Semester II

Total Hours: 12


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

* College-level math course must be completed by the end of the Summer semester.