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1 Year Accelerated Plan

Guaranteed admission to the CNCC Dental Hygiene Program will be granted to students who attend Colorado Northwestern Community College, complete the courses listed below in two consecutive semesters during one academic year, and meet all the terms and conditions outlined below.

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Course Description Cr. Course Description Cr.
CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I 5 BIO 204 Microbiology 4
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 121 English Composition 3 CHE 102 Introduction to Chemistry II 5
Gen Ed Choose COM 115/HWE 100/PSY 101/SOC 101 3 Gen Ed Choose COM 115/HWE 100/PSY 101/SOC 101 3
Gen Ed Choose COM 115/HWE 100/PSY 101/SOC 101 3 Gen Ed Choose COM 115/HWE 100/PSY 101/SOC 101 3
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 19

Download: Dental Hygiene Guaranteed Admission Plan

Terms and Conditions

  1. Student must declare intent to participate in the program by submitting a Guaranteed Admission Program Application, a Letter of Self‐Recommendation, three Letters of Reference, and Office Experience Form to the Dental Hygiene Program Chair by March 15th of the year preceding attending CNCC. After acceptance to the GA Program a non-refundable $500.00 deposit is due by May 1st, which will be applied to tuition and fees during the first term of enrollment in the CNCC Dental Hygiene Program. This deposit is non‐refundable if the student fails to meet the terms and conditions of the Guaranteed Admission Program. Students must be registered for Fall semester courses by April 15th. 
  2. Student must demonstrate college readiness in English, Math and Reading through placement testing (Accuplacer, ACT or SAT) to be eligible for participation in the Accelerated Guaranteed Admission Program.
  3. Students are recommended to have completed BIO 111, General College Biology I, or successfully tested out of the course by completing CNCC's final examination for BIO 111.
  4. Guaranteed admission into CNCC's Dental Hygiene Program is dependent upon an earned grade point average of 2.8 or higher on all pre-requisite corses and general education courses applicable to the Associate of Applied Science. A grade of "C" or better in any required course is only acceptable if GPA remains at the minimum of 2.8. Students must pass and complete every course they are registered for while in the GA program. Classes may not be repeated to earn more points. A received grade of a "D" or "F" will result in automatic dismissal of the program. A withdrawl (W) or an administrative drop (AD) is equivalent to a failure. All classes must be completed to meet these standards by the end of spring semester preceding admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. 
  5. BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, and CHE 102 must be completed at a CNCC campus. Other prerequisite courses and general education courses applicable to the AAS in Dental Hygiene may be taken through online delivery (through CNCC), CLEP or through independent study under the Guaranteed Admission Program.
  6. A maximum of nine (9) credits will be accepted in transfer under the Accelerated Guaranteed Admission Program, excluding BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, CHE 102. These science courses must be completed at a CNCC campus.
  7. Students admitted to the GA program must be full time every semester. A student is considered full time if enrolled in at least 12 credits each semester.
  8. Student must be in good academic standing to be admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program.Any form of academic disciplinary action will result in loss of position in the Dental Hygiene Program.
  9. A student who fails to meet terms and conditions will not be guaranteed admission; however, the student may apply to the CNCC Dental Hygiene program through the general application process and compete with other applicants for a position in the program.


For more information on Dental Hygiene contact:

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Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisor


About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.