While Central Oregon Community College does not offer a dental hygiene program, students can begin coursework with the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree with the intent of transferring to another institution to earn a dental hygiene degree.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121Z||Composition I||4|
|WR 122Z||Composition II||4|
|or WR 227Z|| Technical Writing|
Information about accredited dental hygiene programs can be found at the American Dental Association's webpage.
Students should consult the prerequisite requirements for their dental hygiene program of interest as specific requirements vary by school and program.
If transferring to Lane Community College (LCC), PSY 201 Mind and Brain or PSY 202 Mind and Society and WR 227Z Technical Writing are recommended. LCC gives additional application points for Spanish language proficiency (completion of SPAN 102 First Year Spanish II or CLEP test score of 50 or higher). See LCC’s catalog and website for details.
If transferring to Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), a psychology elective is recommended. See the MHCC catalog and website for details.
If transferring to Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), DHE 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene (an online OIT course) is required. OIT requires completion of CH 104 Introduction to Chemistry I. See OIT’s catalog and website for details.
If transferring to Portland Community College (PCC), a psychology elective is recommended. See PCC’s catalog and website for details.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.