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Dental Hygiene

to Allied Health (General Track)

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Widener University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Dental Hygiene includes didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences in preparing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible for licensure and employment as dental hygienists. The Dental Hygiene Program also provides a foundation for further studies at the bachelor's degree level. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Widener University's Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health offers continuing education to those holding an associate's degree or hospital certificates in approved allied health professions. This degree offers a choice of either a Certificate in Applied Supervision or Instructional Methods and Technology, permitting students to complete a minor or to select courses that will enhance personal and professional goals.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM


Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Dental Hygiene

DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Allied Health (General Track)

WIDENER UNIVERSITY

First Semester CR
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
  8
Second Semester
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
DHY 101 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 2
DHY 111 Dental Hygiene Fundamtls I 3
DHY 121 Oral Histology/Embryology 2
DHY 132 Dental Anatomy 1.5
DHY 133 Head and Neck Anatomy 1.5
  15
Third Semester
BIO 125 Introductory Microbiology 4
DHY 102 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 3
DHY 112 Dental Hygiene Fundmtls II 3
DHY 141 Oral Radiography 3
DHY 151 Periodontology/Cariology 3
DHY 161 Oral Pathology 3
  19
Fourth Semester
ENG 121 Composition 3
SOC 111 Sociology I 3
DHY 103 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 2
DHY 271 Pharmacology for Dental Hygien 1.5
  9.5
Fifth Semester
MAT 135 Biomedical Statistics 3
DHY 204 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 4
DHY 212 The Compromised Dental Patient 1.5
DHY 213 Adv Clinical Techniques 3
DHY 214 Nutrition for Dental Care 2
DHY 290 Community Dental Health 2
  15.5
Sixth Semester
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
DHY 205 Clinical Dental Hygiene V 4
DHY 215 Practice Management 1
DHY 281 Operative/Specialty Dentistry 1
DHY 291 Communty Dental Health Fld Wrk 1
  16
Seventh Semester CR
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor 3
ENG 102 Advanced Exposition and Literature 3
XXXX XXX Social Science Elective* 3
XXXX XXX Humanities Elective** 3
  12
Eighth Semester
ELEC XXX Humanities Elective** 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor 3
ALLH 220 Health Care and the Law or 3
APSU 215 Legal Aspects of Supervision 3
  12
Ninth Semester
ALLH 421 Issues in Allied Health Care 3
ELEC XXX Social Science Elective* 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor 3
XXXX XXX Math Proficiency or Math Course*** 0-4
  12/16
Tenth Semester
ASC 400 Values Seminar 3
ELEC XXX APSUor INMT or minor 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or Minor 4
XXXX XXX Humanities Elective** 3
  13
*One course must be at the 200 level.
**One course must be at the 300 level.
***Students who pass the math proficiency test given at Widener will not be required to take a math course.

APSU - Applied Supervision
INMT - Instructional Methods and Technology

Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
CHM 110, General Chemistry, within the past five years is a prerequisite for the Dental Hygiene Technology Program at DTCC.
RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, will be a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
Credits remaining are based on courses taken at DTCC.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Wilmington: (302)657-5177
Judith A. Hall, jhall@dtcc.edu
Widener University
Chester: (610)499-4292
Dr. Tina Phillips, taphillips@widener.edu
Chester: (610)499-4279
Kaymarie Platt, kplatt@widener.edu
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 03/2007