Tyler Junior College

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene (AAS)

Total Semester Hours: 68

CHEM 1406 Fundamentals of Chemistry
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors


DHYG 1201 Orofacial Anatomy, Histology & Embryology

Semester I

DHYG 1304 Dental Radiology
DHYG 1331 Preclinical Dental Hygiene
DHYG 1103 Preventive Dental Hygiene I
ENGL 1301 Composition I
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Semester II

DHYG 1215 Community Dentistry
DHYG 2201 Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care I
DHYG 1260 Clinical I Dental Hygienist
DHYG 2133 Preventive Dental Hygiene II
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology


DHYG 1339 General and Oral Pathology

Semester III

DHYG 1211 Periodontology
DHYG 1235 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist
DHYG 2231 Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care II
DHYG 2360 Clinical II Dental Hygienist
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

Semester IV

DHYG 1219 Dental Materials
DHYG 2153 Dental Hygiene Practice
DHYG 2362 Clinical III Dental Hygienist
PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR
    PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
    SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication

Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.

Non-dental hygiene courses may be taken prior to placement in the dental hygiene program.

Special admission and retention rules apply. Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. Courses must be completed with a “C” or better for completion of degree. Contact department chair for details.


• The prerequisite science courses and BIOL 1322 must be completed with a ‘‘C’’ or better within five years prior to enrollment in the program.

• At least two of the prerequisite sciences must be completed with a ‘‘C’’ or better prior to submitting application.

• BIOL 2401 and 2402 must be completed prior to Summer II of first year.

• All prerequisites listed above must be completed by the end of semester II.

Dental Hygiene Contact Information

Carrie Hobbs
Department Chair
Office: Pirtle T-116

Email: chob@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2341

Advising contact: 903-510-2662