To gain entry into the Dental Hygiene program, you need a good prerequisite experience and it can be gained here at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Being a CNCC Pre-Dental Hygiene student increases your chances of gaining a seat in our Dental Hygiene (DH) program. Furthermore, CNCC's Dental Hygiene program is a high quality, nationally recognized program which consistently turns out exceptional Dental Hygienists. As such, CNCC is continuously seeking truly remarkable students to attend our program.  At CNCC, we believe that our Pre-DH program can make good students into great students, and great students into exceptional students. CNCC offers a Pre-DH program aimed at preparing students for the rigorous Dental Hygiene program by offering three Guaranteed Admission (GA) Plans. Students meeting the high standards set by CNCC and completing the programs will be guaranteed a seat in the following year’s Dental Hygiene program.

Application Deadline: March 15th. 

Accelerated Plan (1-Year Plan)

Designed for students who are college ready in Math, English and Reading, and have a strong science background in Biology. It is recommended that students have completed BIO 111 or prove a basic understanding of biology by completing CNCC’s basic competency exam for the course. Download the Dental Hygiene Guaranteed Admission Plans for further details.

Associate of Arts Plan or Associate of Science Plan (2-year Plans)

Designed for students wishing to complete an Associate of Arts or Sciences degree, student athletes who will have a rigorous sports schedule, students with weaker science backgrounds (need to take BIO 111), students with some developmental coursework in Math, English, or Reading, or students who wish to take the courses in a more relaxed 2 year format. Download the Dental Hygiene Guaranteed Admission Plans for further details.


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Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisor