Dental Hygiene AS
Dental Hygiene (2151) LIMITED ACCESS
Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science
The program leads to an A.S. degree and is approximately 21 months in length, not including the time necessary to complete the General Education and Natural Science program required courses. The Dental Hygiene Program begins with the fall term of each year, and is structured as a daytime program only.
NOTE: The program maintains compliance with institutional policy and applicable regulations of local, state and federal agencies including, but not limited to, radiation hygiene and protection, ionizing radiation, hazardous materials, and bloodborne and infectious diseases. Policies are continually monitored for compliance by the program in accordance with Palm Beach State College’s Safety and Risk Management Office. All policies are available for review at: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Safety.
This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) 211 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611-2678 (312)440-2500 and approved by the Florida State Board of Dentistry.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
General Admission Requirements to the College
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
- Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official
college/university transcripts from each post-secondary
institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures
section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.
- Submit placement test scores if not exempt from placement testing. To determine if
you are exempt, go to
- Complete all other requirements for admission outlined in the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog.
Admission Requirements for Dental Hygiene
In addition to the General Admission requirements, student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher;
- Complete all Natural Science program required courses (listed below) with a grade of C or higher;
- Submit a completed Dental Hygiene program application, located on the program website, and pay the application fee by the deadline.
Students must complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of "C" or higher.
The program is approximately 21 months in length, not including the time necessary to complete the General Education and the Natural Science program required courses. It begins with the fall term of each year and is structured as a daytime program only.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Dental Health Services Coordinator, (561) 868-3752
Graduates of the program and after successfully passing national and state licensing examinations may seek employment as a licensed registered dental hygienist in a variety of settings, to include but not limited to general/specialty dental practices, public health, hospitals and community health care related facilities, public and private health access settings, school based programs, dental product representatives, and educational and research related fields.
Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.
In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/