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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

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DENTAL HYGIENE Code: 1180 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Applied Science Degree   MEC
  Courses Credits Grade
Prerequisites
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
1NAS 161 Health Science I 4  
1NAS 162 Health Science II 4  
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Care 1  
Total   12  
Two Years
CST 229 Intercultural Communication 3  
DNH 111 Oral Anatomy 2  
DNH 115 Histology/Head and Neck Anatomy 3  
DNH 120 Management of Emergencies 2  
DNH 130 Oral Radiography for the Dental Hygienist 3  
DNH 141 Dental Hygiene I 5  
DNH 142 Dental Hygiene II 5  
DNH 143 Dental Hygiene III 4  
DNH 145 General and Oral Pathology 2  
DNH 146 Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist 2  
DNH 150 Nutrition 2  
DNH 214 Practical Materials for Dental Hygiene 2  
DNH 216 Pharmacology 2  
DNH 226 Public Health Dental Hygiene I 2  
DNH 227 Public Health Dental Hygiene II 1  
DNH 230 Office Practice & Ethics 1  
DNH 235 Mgmt of Pain & Anxiety in the Dental Office 2  
DNH 244 Dental Hygiene IV 5  
DNH 245 Dental Hygiene V 5  
2___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1  
PSY 201 Intro to Psychology I 3  
Total   60  
Total credits for the Dental Hygiene A.A.S.=72 (includes 12 prerequisite credits)

1 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as met, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student’s curriculum.

2 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.