NVCC 2005-2006 Catalog


     

ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING CURRICULA


     

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DENTAL HYGIENE
Associate in Applied Science Degree MEC

Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as valuable members of the Dental Health team. At the successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the National Board and Regional Board Examinations in Dental Hygiene leading to licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.). The program is also designed to accommodate those students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the baccalaureate degree in a health-related field.

Transfer Information: NVCC has formal articulation agreements for transfer to the B.S. in Health Sciences-Health Care Management at Old Dominion University TELETECHNET and the B.S. in Health Occupations Education at Virginia Tech.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs. (See page 101.)

Additional Admission Requirements:

1. Students must pass NAS 161-162, Health Science I-II, 8credits, with a grade of Bor better prior to being admitted to the program.

2. Students may be required to repeat courses or to complete evaluative testing for credits earned more than ten years ago.

Special Program Requirements: The Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Dentistry reserves the right to deny licensure to any candidate who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or the use of drugs or alcohol to the extent that such use renders him/her unsafe to practice dental hygiene. Any applicant who has been found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony must consult with the Dental Hygiene assistant dean prior to admission.

Special Accreditation Status: The curriculum has been 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 U.S. Department of Education.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

   DNH

111

Oral Anatomy

2

 

   DNH

113

General & Oral Histology

2

 

   DNH

114

Head/Neck Anatomy

2

 

   DNH

141

Dental Hygiene I

5

 

   DNH

120

Management of Emergencies

2

 

   SDV

101

Orientation to Health Care

1

 

 

   DNH

130

Oral Radiography for the

 

 

 

   

 

Dental Hygienist

 

2

 

   DNH

142

Dental Hygiene II

 

5

 

   DNH

145

General & Oral Pathology

 

2

 

   DNH

146

Periodontics for the

 

 

 

   

 

Dental Hygienist

 

2

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

 

3

 

 

   DNH

143

Dental Hygiene III

 

 

4

 

   DNH

150

Nutrition

 

 

2

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

14

14

6

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   DNH

214

Practical Materials for Dental Hygiene

2

 

   DNH

216

Pharmacology

2

 

   DNH

220

Community Dental Health

2

 

   DNH

244

Dental Hygiene IV

5

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   PSY

201

Intro. to Psychology I

3

 

 

   DNH

225

Community Dental Health Ed.

 

2

 

   DNH

230

Office Practice & Ethics

 

1

 

   DNH

245

Dental Hygiene V

 

5

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

   HIS

101

History of Western Civilization I OR

 

 

 

   

HIS

111 History of World Civ. I OR

 

 

 

   

HIS

261 Topics in Cultural Ethnicity

 

3

 

   SPD

229

Intercultural Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semesters

15

15

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene = 64 (72 with 8 credit NAS prerequisite).

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog. Students in this program may take HIT 130 Intro. to Healthcare Information Systems or take the NVCC computer competency test.

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

 

       
 
       

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