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Dental Hygiene - Bachelor's of Technology
** We are no longer accepting students into this program as of July 1, 2016.**
The Bachelor's of Technology in Dental Hygiene online degree expands the career opportunities of licensed dental hygienists and graduates of an accredited program in dental hygiene. The curriculum consists of general education courses, research courses and specialized career courses for entry into business, education, public health or advanced dental hygiene practice.
- Pharmaceutical Sales
- Public Health
- Sales & Marketing
- All courses available online
- Students progress at their own pace
- Automatic acceptance for graduates of an accredited dental hygiene program with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher
Dental Hygiene is a growing profession that offers a number of opportunities to men and women of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The interrelationship between oral and general health coupled with a growing aging population creates a continued demand for qualified hygienists who are capable of providing individualized, comprehensive dental health care and oral health counseling for patients of all age groups.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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The Bachelor of Technology degree is designed for graduates of accredited dental hygiene programs. As mandated by the State University of New York, the course of study leading to this degree will be an organized curriculum leading to a minimum of 120 semester hours, 30 of which must be in the liberal arts. Upper division courses must comprise 45 semester hours, 24 of which must be taken within the major.
You must be a graduate of an accredited program in dental hygiene or licensed to practice dental hygiene to enroll in the Dental Hygiene B Tech program.
To accurately determine what courses transfer you must apply to the program and submit official copies of your transcript to the registrar for analysis. As the curriculum of the basic two year program in dental hygiene must meet accreditation standards it is likely that courses required in your two year will transfer. Lower level courses (100 or 200 level ) taken above and beyond your two year curriculum may not transfer as you are required to have upper level courses ( 300 400) for a baccalaureate degree.
Students who enroll full-time may complete the program in two academic years.
All courses are online. However you must complete a 240 hour internship in your final semester. The internship may be completed at a location close to your residence but it may not be completed at your place of employment. Internships are designed to focus on individual career goals.
Information regarding costs can be found on the following webpage: http://www.canton.edu/fin_aid/tuition_fees.html
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