Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
Associate of Applied Science Degree
A dental hygienist is a licensed healthcare professional that provides treatment and educates patients in the control and prevention of oral diseases for the purpose of supporting the total well-being of the person.
The Dental Hygiene Program at ACC is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678; Telephone: 1-(800) 621-8099 extension 4653; or 1-(312) 440-2500; http://www.ada.org
ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM. ENROLLMENT TO THE PROGRAM IS LIMITED.
Upon successful completion of the dental hygiene curriculum, graduates will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree and will be eligible to take national and regional credentialing examinations to become registered and licensed dental hygienists.
In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, criminal background checks and drug screenings for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admissions process.
Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the Program's web page at www.austincc.edu/health/ or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.