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Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene (pre-professional)

Oregon Institute of Technology
Dental Hygiene (pre-professional)
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Required Courses:

University Requirement RCC Equivalency Credits
BIO 231, 232, 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, II, III w/lab  BI 231, 232, 233 Anatomy & Physiology I, II, III w/lab

Note: RCC requires Bi211 w/ Lab as a pre-req for Bi231-233 w/lab 

CHE 101/104 Elementary Chemistry I w/ lab CH 104 Introductory Chemistry I w/lab 5
BI 105 Microbiology  BI 234 Microbiology w/lab 
WR 121, 122, English Composition I, II

WR 227 Technical Report Writing 

WR 121 & 122 English Composition

WR 227 Technical Writing (Not required to enter program - required to graduate) 

SPE 111 Speech  SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 
SOC 204 Sociology  SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology 
DHE100 is offered through OIT Distance Education No RCC equivalency. Contact OIT distance education program for registration information. 
Math 100 Intermediate Algebra  Math 95 Intermediate Algebra  
MTH 243 Statistics  MTH 243 Probability and Statistics (Not required to enter program - required to graduate) 
BIO 200 Medical Terminology  AH100 Medical Terminology 
BIO 205 Nutrition  NFM 225 Nutrition 
Psychology Elective  Psychology Electives (Not required to enter program - required to graduate)  6-8 

Completion of the above listed courses will fulfill the Pre-Dental Hygiene freshman year requirements.

To be eligible for admission into the Dental Hygiene Department, the following minimum eligibility requirements must be met:

1. Applicants must have on file with the Office of Admissions an official application for admission to Oregon Tech. Admission to Oregon Tech is independent of admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

2. Applicants must have successfully completed or be in-progress of completing all freshman pre-dental hygiene courses by the end of summer term of the year of application.

3. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA in previous course work.

4. It is imperative students visit the Dental Hygiene website (link below) for all current program and admission information.

Additional Requirements:
1.To be considered for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program, each applicant must meet minimum admission eligibility and submit a complete application package to the Dental Hygiene Department by APRIL 15. Incomplete applications or applications received after April 15 will not be considered.

2. Application packages may be obtained from the Dental Hygiene Department website.

3. College Transcripts - All applicants must have official transcripts sent directly to the Dental Hygiene Department. Students will need to order two official transcripts - one for Oregon Tech's Admissions Office and one for Dental Hygiene program.

4. To be admitted to Oregon Tech as a transfer student, applicants must have a minimum 2.50 GPA and 36 transferable credits.

NOTE: University requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with RCC advisors or counselors and their transfer institution to ensure the accuracy of their academic plan.

Web Sites:
College Website
Major Website
Transfer Equivalency Website

Updated 7/13/17