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PRE-DENTAL HYGIENE

Certificate - Phase I (DHG6)

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DESCRIPTION:
The Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum is Phase I of the two-phase Dental Hygiene Program. This program provides the student with the general education competencies required to enter the clinical phase of the Dental Hygiene Program. The student will gain skills in written and oral communication, math, science, psychology, sociology, problem solving, research and computers which are needed as a foundation for success as a dental hygienist.

BEGINNING SEMESTER: Fall, Spring, Summer

CAMPUS: Airport, Beltline

 


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the Pre-Health Care Certificate with a 2.5 GPA or higher
OR
HOBET V
(May 2012 - Present)
60 total % Reading 70 %
Mathematics 68 %
Science 47 %
MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
HOBET
(May 2009 - May 2012
Composite 50 % Reading 50%
Math 50 %
MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OR
SAT Total 910 Minimum Verbal 430 MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OR
ACT 19 Comp Minimum Verbal 18 MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OR
An Associate, Baccalaureate or higher degree
OTHER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • High school or college credits in at least 2 science/math courses
    (biology, chemistry, algebra) recommended.
  • Diploma or High School equivalency required.
  • Program interview. (For Phase II Entry)

 

PLACEMENT TEST SCORES REQUIRED TO ENROLL IN CURRICULUM COURSES:

MTC ASSET SCORES
(FOR COLLEGE PLACEMENT ONLY)
RDG 40
MAT NUM-40 EALG-36
ENG WSAMP 30

COMPASS SCORES
(FOR COLLEGE PLACEMENT ONLY)
Reading Skills: RS 80
Pre-Algrbra Skills: PRE-ALG 44
ENG WSAMP 30

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum of 36 semester credit hours is required for certificate completion. In addition to a 2.5 GPA, a minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all course work. Math & science courses must not be completed more than 3 years prior to completion of the certificate curriculum. No course in the certificate program many be repeated more than once. Additionally, no more than two different courses may be repeated.

PROGRAM NOTES:

  1. Students may not retake any course in the Pre-Dental Hygiene certificate program more than once. The student may not repeat more than two different courses in the Pre-Dental Hygiene certificate.
  2. A pre-admission interview is required prior to acceptance.
  3. All courses in the certificate program must be completed prior to the Fall entry into the Dental Hygiene Phase II.
  4. Preclinical practice is performed on classmate clients. Students accepted into Phase II of the Dental Hygiene program will be expected to act as clients for classmates to practice all new skills, including infiltration anesthesia injections.
  5. One or more of the objective criteria for admission may be waived or modified for certain highly qualified applicants.
  6. Transfer of credit courses will be determined by Program Director.
  7. For probation, suspension, and dismissal policies, see the MTC catalog.
  8. For academic progression policies, see the MTC catalog.
  9. For more information visit the Allied Dental Education Programs web pageexternal link

 

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
General Education
Course Prerequisite
BIO 115 Basic Microbiology BIO 112 or BIO 211
BIO 210 Anatomy And Physiology I RDG 100 (BIO 100, 101 or 110, ENG 101 recommended)
BIO 211 Anatomy And Physiology II BIO 210
CHM 105 General Organic And Biochemistry RDG 100 & MAT 155 or MAT 101
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications RDG 100, MAT 100
ENG 101 English Composition I ENG 100 & RDG 100
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 101
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra RDG 032, MAT 101
PSY 201 General Psychology RDG 100, ENG 032
SOC 101 Introduction To Sociology RDG 100, ENG 032
1 Humanities Elective See List

 

Recommended First Term Courses and/or Alternates
BIO 210 CPT 170
ENG 101 PSY 201
MAT 101 CHM 105

APPROVED SUBSTITUTIONS
Course Substitution Prerequisite For Substitution
BIO 115 BIO 225 BIO 101 or BIO 211
CPT 170 CPT 101 RDG 100, MAT 100

1/17/13



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