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2 Year – Associate of Science

Guaranteed Admission to the CNCC Dental Hygiene Program will be granted to students who attend Colorado Northwestern Community College, earn an Associate of Science Degree over the course of two consecutive academic years, and meet all the terms and conditions outlined below.

First Year Coursework

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Course Description Cr. Course Description Cr.
BIO 111 General College Biology I 5 BIO 204 Microbiology* 4
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 MAT 121+ College Algebra (or higher) 3
PSY 101 General Psychology* 3 ENG 122 English Composition II 3
AH Arts and Humanities - elective 3 HIS History 3
HPR 175 Introduction to DH Profession 1 HPR 180 Pre-Dental Hygiene Internship 2
ELECT Elective - student choice 2-3      
Total Credits 17-18 Total Credits 16

Second Year Coursework

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I* 4 BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II* 4
CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I 5 CHE 102 Intorduction to Chemistry II* 5
COM 115 Public Speaking* 3 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology* 3
AH Arts and Humanities Elective 3 HWE 100 Human Nutrition* 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15

*Courses are required by the DH program to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.

Download: Dental Hygiene Guaranteed Admission Plans

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 and three Letters of Reference to the Dental Hygiene Program Chair at the beginning of enrollment at CNCC. After acceptance to the GA Program a $500.00 deposit is due, 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.
  2. Guaranteed admission into CNCC's Dental Hygiene Program is dependent upon successful completion of all courses with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, an earned grade point average of 2.8 or higher on all prerequisite courses and general education courses applicable to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene is required for admission to the CNCC Dental Hygiene Program. 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 withdrawl (W) or an administrative drop (AD) is equivalent to a failure.
  3. Prerequisite courses and general education courses applicable to the AAS in Dental Hygiene taken through online delivery or through independent study will not be accepted under the Guaranteed Admission Program.
  4. A maximum of 15 credits will be accepted in transfer under the Associate of Science Guaranteed Admission Program, excluding BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, CHE 102. These science courses must be completed at a CNCC campus.
  5. HPR 175 and HPR 180 can be waived upon request with evidence of work experience in a dental office. To request a waiver, submit a Dental Experience Verification Form (PDF) to the Dental Hygiene Program
  6. Student must be in good academic standing to be admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program.
  7. 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 main campuses in Craig and Rangely are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado, with one service center located in Meeker.

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