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Program Mission Statement

Program Mission Statement

We, the dental hygiene faculty at Colorado Northwestern Community College, believe that the educational experience is a lifelong process. We believe our mission is to work effectively, together and with students, to provide an educational setting where students have the opportunity to become dental hygienists who are personally, professionally, and socially effective. Students will understand that serving the needs of the public who seek treatment in our clinic involves respecting the individuality, dignity, and rights of every person regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic or medical/dental status. Graduates of our program will understand that dental hygiene is a multifaceted health profession. As a member of that profession they are expected to serve the public competently whether as a clinician, educator, consumer advocate, researcher, manager, or change agent.

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 1,600 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.