The Dental Hygiene Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA).
Commission of Dental Accreditation
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: 800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653
Recommended Resource: CODA Website
Estimated Program Costs
Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.
A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval to the Dental Hygiene program.
Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.
Information Handbook (MS Word document)
As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines all the possible points a prospective student can earn.
What to Expect:
The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care of the individual and the community.
Students will learn to:
Apply Preventative Agents
Complete Necessary Chart Entries
Perform Other Procedures Related to Dental Hygiene Care
Prepare the Operatory
Take Patient Histories
Teach Oral Hygiene
Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure, which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include:
Public Health Agencies
Dental Hygiene (A45260)
Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: 1 Unit of Biology, Algebra, & Chemistry, Placement Test Credit Equivalent, TEAS test score of proficient or higher
Award: Associate in Applied Science