Dental Hygiene – Associate in Arts Degree
The Associate’s Degree is a “1 plus 2” program, requiring three years of study, one year of Pre-Dental Hygiene Prerequisites and two years full-time to earn the Associate’s Degree. Students learn through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences in all aspects of dental hygiene in our state-of-the-art Dental Education Center and Community Dental Clinic. Mount Ida College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
First Year – Pre-Dental Hygiene – Prerequisite Courses
Before entering the Associate Degree program, all students must complete one year of prerequisite courses. These may be taken as a full-time student at Mount Ida or may be transferred from another college.
Upon successful completion of the prerequisite courses, students are strongly encouraged to explore transferring into one of the 36 slots in the Associates degree program. They should consult with their advisor. The Associate Degree program gives priority to students who have successfully completed the prerequisites at Mount Ida College.
Second and Third Year – Associate in Arts Degree in Dental Hygiene
Two years of coursework are required. Graduates of the Associate in Arts in Dental Hygiene Program will be eligible to take the national, clinical and state examination boards required for licensure.
Those students who wish to earn a Bachelor’s degree will need to complete an additional year of study (See Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene).