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2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene, AAS

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Shared program. Degree awarded by Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois

Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community College/Carl Sandburg College

Through a unique partnership with Carl Sandburg College, located in Galesburg, Illinois, students can complete some of their courses at Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College and transfer them to Carl Sandburg College. Students attend Dental Hygiene (DHG) courses in Galesburg and pay the Carl Sandburg College’s in-district tuition rate for these courses.

Additional information about the Carl Sandburg College Dental Hygiene program, including admissions requirements and the application process, can be found at www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Degree-Certificates/Dental%20Hygiene/index.html.

Plan of Study

Course Requirements

The following courses taken at Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College will fulfill course requirements for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

Note that Carl Sandburg College requires a grade of C or higher in these courses.

Additional Courses

The following additional courses can also be completed at Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College and will fulfill course requirements of the Dental Hygiene Program.

Note that Carl Sandburg College requires a grade of C or higher in these courses.

Term Total: 27.00 Credits

Term Total: 10.00 Credits

Term 1

  • 4.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 109 - Preclinic Lab 1.50 Credit(s)
  • DHY 112 - Head, Neck, & Oral Anatomy 3.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 115 - Dental Hygiene Practice I 2.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 161 - Oral Radiology 3.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 170 - Principles of Dental Hygiene 2.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 228 - Clinical Preventive Dentistry 2.00 Credit(s)

Term Total: 17.50 Credits

Term 2

Term Total: 19.00 Credits

Term 3

  • DHY 291 - Dental Hygiene III 2.00 Credit(s)

Term Total: 2.00 Credits

Term 4

Term Total: 7.00 Credits

Term 5

  • 3.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 131 - Pharmacology 2.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 140 - General and Oral Pathology 2.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 215 - Dental Hygiene Practice IV 5.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 257 - Community Dental Health 2.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 301 - Dental Hygiene IV 2.00 Credit(s)

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term 6

  • DHY 212 - Periodontology II 2.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 218 - Dental Office Management & Jurisprudence 2.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 225 - Dental Hygiene Practice V 5.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 270 - Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists 1.00 Credit(s)
  • DHY 311 - Dental Hygiene V 2.00 Credit(s)
  • 3.00 Credit(s)
  • 3.00 Credit(s)

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

AAS Total: 89.50 Credits


Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program are eligible to take the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination, the respective clinical dental hygiene board examination and the examination for registration as a dental hygienist in the respective state.

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, djsullivan@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois  60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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