Dental Hygiene program applicants must complete all prerequisite courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher. In addition, the applicant must request Official Transcripts of all completed prerequisite course transcripts be sent to SJVC by the application deadline.
Applicants meeting program prerequisites and minimum requirements will be selected using points earned from: GPA on prerequisite courses, reading comprehension exam, allied health or related work experience and a personal interview.
* Prerequisite requirements
* General/Inorganic chemistry (with lab)
* Organic/Biochemistry(with lab)
* General Microbiology (with lab)
* Human Anatomy (with lab)
* Human Physiology (with lab)
* Writing and Composition
* Speech/Oral Communication
* General Psychology
* Introduction to Sociology
SJVC’s Dental Hygiene program provides you with the solid academic and clinical skills necessary to secure licensure and take your place in the elite world of dental hygienists. Initially, training is classroom study and lectures, and clinical instruction is gradually introduced as students become more knowledgeable.
* Oral biology & radiology
* Head & neck anatomy
* Dental health education
* Pathology & periodontology
* Practice management
Hands-on instruction takes place in a state-of-the-art clinic, which prepares you to practice as a competent Dental Hygienist.