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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

Associate of Applied Science
Wytheville Community College

This two-year program is designed to prepare the student as a skilled, health care worker with the knowledge and skills to become part of the dental health team. Successful students will be able to sit for examinations in the dental hygiene field leading to license as a registered dental hygienist.


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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Wytheville Community College within your first year via College Connect
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What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Associate Transfer Degree Completion

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Yes
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Wytheville Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Apply to the college and send all transcripts, high school and other college
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Dental HygieneAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeDental Hygiene, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Old Dominion UniversityDental Hygiene-BSDHBachelorBS in Dental Hygiene4-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Dental HygieneAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityDental Hygiene, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Science Specialization in Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Science - Specialization in EngineeringAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Science AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Biology Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Chemistry Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
25-1071.00Health Specialties Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
31-9091.00Dental AssistantsPerform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.Healthcare Support Occupations
29-1292.00Dental HygienistsAdminister oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations