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Connected Degree

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 COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Allied Health (General Track)
WIDENER UNIVERSITY
First SemesterCR
BIO100Medical Terminology3
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
 8
Second Semester
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
DHY101Clinical Dental Hygiene I2
DHY111Dental Hygiene Fundamtls I3
DHY121Oral Histology/Embryology2
DHY132Dental Anatomy1.5
DHY133Head and Neck Anatomy1.5
 15
Third Semester
BIO125Introductory Microbiology4
DHY102Clinical Dental Hygiene II3
DHY112Dental Hygiene Fundmtls II3
DHY141Oral Radiography3
DHY151Periodontology/Cariology3
DHY161Oral Pathology3
 19
Fourth Semester
ENG121Composition3
SOC111Sociology I3
DHY103Clinical Dental Hygiene III2
DHY271Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene1.5
 9.5
Fifth Semester
MAT135Biomedical Statistics3
DHY204Clinical Dental Hygiene IV4
DHY212The Compromised Dental Patient1.5
DHY213Adv Clinical Techniques3
DHY214Nutrition for Dental Care2
DHY290Community Dental Health2
 15.5
Sixth Semester
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3
ENG124Oral Communications3
PSY121General Psychology3
DHY205Clinical Dental Hygiene V4
DHY215Practice Management1
DHY281Operative/Specialty Dentistry1
DHY291Community Dental Health Field Work1
 16
Seventh SemesterCR
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor3
ENG102Advanced Exposition and Literature3
XXXXXXXSocial Science Elective*3
XXXXXXXHumanities Elective**3
 12
Eighth Semester
ELECXXXHumanities Elective**3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor3
ALLH220Health Care and the Law or3
APSU215Legal Aspects of Supervision3
 12
Ninth Semester
ALLH421Issues in Allied Health Care3
ELECXXXSocial Science Elective*3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor3
XXXXXXXMath Proficiency or Math Course***0-4
 12/16
Tenth Semester
ASC400Values Seminar3
ELECXXXAPSUor INMT or minor3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or Minor4
XXXXXXXHumanities 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