WCJC College Catalog 2016-2017 by Wharton County Junior College

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Page 97 of WCJC College Catalog 2016-2017

dental hygiene cip 51.0602 associate of applied science the dental hygiene program consists of a combination of subject matter experiences and general liberal-arts courses designed to prepare a person to provide dental hygiene services to patients the dental hygienist’s primary functions include oral prophylaxis taking and processing radiographs and oral-health education the program is fully accredited by the commission on dental accreditation of the american dental association a specialized accrediting body recognized by the council on post-secondary accreditation and by the united states department of education and is approved by the texas state board of dental examiners tsbde graduates of the program are eligible to take the national board examination and a regional clinical board exam for licensure students entering the dental hygiene program should have a strong science background therefore four hours of college chemistry with a minimum grade of “c” is strongly recommended special consideration for acceptance will be given to applicants meeting this recommendation the program is only offered at the wharton campus admission requirements and procedures the dental hygiene program has a limited enrollment prerequisites for acceptance into the freshman dental hygiene class are 1 eligibility for admission to wharton county junior college including tsi requirements 2 evidence of high school chemistry 2 semesters or equivalent 4 hours college chem 1405 or 1411 with a minimum grade of “c” 3 act minimum reading score of 18 minimum composite score of 19 on the national american college test act taken within 5 years of admission to the program or pre-approved equivalent 4 evidence of college credit in human anatomy and physiology i and ii 8 hours biol 2401 and biol 2402 microbiology 4 hours biol 2420 with a minimum grade of “c” 5 minimum 2.5 gpa in requisite courses dental hygiene program – co-requisite courses engl 1301 composition i psyc 2301 general psychology soci 1301 introduction to sociology spch elective spch 1315 spch 1318 or spch 1321 any language philosophy culture or creative arts elective total semester hours – 15 application submission process st applicants must submit the following no later than may 31 for final selection 1 high school and college transcripts to the office of admission and registration and to the director of dental hygiene 2 act scores to the office of the admissions and registration and to the director of dental hygiene national test preferred 3 dental hygiene application form to the director of dental hygiene 4 documentation of hepatitis b immunization completion or in progress 5 submit evidence of college credit in 8 hours biol 2401 biol 2402 and biol 2420 with a minimum grade of “c” to the director of dental hygiene 84 2016 – 2017 college catalog aas degree requirements