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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 1111 General College Biology I 5 BIO 2014 Microbiology* 4
ENG 1021 English Composition I* 3 MAT 1340+ College Algebra (or higher) 3
PSY 1001 General Psychology* 3 ENG 1022 English Composition II 3
AH Arts and Humanities - elective 3 HIS History 3
ELECT Elective - student choice 2-3      
Total Credits 16-17 Total Credits 13

Second Year Coursework

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
BIO 2011 Anatomy and Physiology I* 4 BIO 2012 Anatomy and Physiology II* 4
CHE 1011 Introduction to Chemistry I 5 CHE 1012 Intorduction to Chemistry II* 5
COM 1015 Public Speaking* 3 SOC 1001 Introduction to Sociology* 3
AH Arts and Humanities Elective 3 HWE 1000 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 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, Office Experience Form, Letter of Recommendation from office which observation was done 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 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. Guaranteed admission into CNCC's Dental Hygiene Program is dependent upon 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. A grade of ‘C’ in any required course is only acceptable if GPA remains at the minimum of a 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 withdrawal (W) or an administrative drop (AD) is equivalent to a failure. All classes must be complete and meet these standards by the end of spring semester preceding admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.
  3. BIO 2101, BIO 2102, BIO 2104, and CHE 1012 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 (though CNCC)  CLEP or through independent study under the Guaranteed Admission Program.
  4. A maximum of nine (9) credits will be accepted in transfer under the 2-year Guaranteed Admission Program, excluding BIO 2101, BIO 2102, BIO 2104, CHE 1012. These science courses must be completed at a CNCC campus.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


Contact Information


Tiffany Douglas

Director of Dental Hygiene

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Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator & 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 1,600 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.