Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships, join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group, the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Students who complete the Dental Hygiene Program at Amarillo College and pass their licensure exams are equipped to provide preventive, educational, and therapeutic services that support disease prevention and total oral health in a dental setting. Amarillo College has a superlative record of student success, which is mirrored in the program’s uninterrupted string of full and unconditional reaccreditation efforts. This includes consecutive and rare perfect scores on site visits by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The U.S. Department of Education recognizes CODA as the sole agency to nationally accredit dental and dental related education programs conducted at the post-secondary level. The mission of AC’s Dental Hygiene Program is to provide quality technical education that leads students to academic excellence and inclusion in community service, and it does that as well as any such program in the nation.
Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. A dental hygienist most often works in general or specific oral health practices, but other areas of employment are possible – from professional education and federal programs to the armed services. Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health to general health will continue to spur demand for the preventive dental services provided by dental hygienists.
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First Semester Prior to Admission
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology
BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I
CHEM 1406- General Organic & Biological Chemistry
Second Semester Prior to Admission
BIOL 2402 -Anatomy and Physiology II
PHIL 2306 -Introduction to Ethics
BIOL 2420-Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
SOCI 1301 -Introduction to Sociology
Fall semester accepted in program
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication
DHYG 1201 Orofacial Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
DHYG 1207 -General and Dental Nutrition
DHYG 1219 - Dental Materials
DHYG 1331 Preclinical Dental Hygiene
DHYG 1260 Clinical Dental Hygienist
DHYG 1235 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist
DHYG 1239 General and Oral Pathology
DHYG 1304 Dental Radiology
DHYG 2201 Dental Hygiene Care I
DHYG 1360 Clinical Dental Hygienist II
2nd Fall Semester
DHYG 2260 Clinical Dental Hygienist III
DHYG 1211 Periodontology
DHYG 1227 Preventive Dental Hygiene Care
DHYG 2231 Dental Hygiene Care II
2nd Spring Semester
DHYG 2360 Clinical Dental Hygienist IV
DHYG 1215 Community Dentistry
DHYG 2153 Dental Hygiene Practice