Dental Hygiene

Associate in Science


Preventive dentistry, dental hygiene instrumentation, dental radiography and oral and general pathology

About Dental Hygiene (A.S.)

Are you interested in how to become a dental hygienist? The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Dental Hygiene degree prepares students for a rewarding career as a well-trained dental hygiene professional. Dental hygienists are licensed preventive oral health professionals who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services. Graduates from the dental hygiene program support total oral health through the promotion of optimal dental health, working with licensed dentists and other dental auxiliaries as a member of an oral health care team. Upon completion of the dental hygiene program, graduates must pass both computerized and clinical exams prior to becoming state licensed to work as a dental hygienist.

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The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is:

Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical, instrument kit and textbooks

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.


Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Year Graduated
National Board Dental Hygiene Examination Pass Rate Completion Rate Employment Rate
2020 100% 83%
2019 100% 81%
2018 100% 76%
2017 100% 74% 100%
2016 100% 80% 100%
2015 100% 75% 100%

This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

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Program Information

Limited access 

Program Code:  2300

Academic Roadmaps

Next Start Term



May 15

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $9,229*
 Financial aid is available, if qualified.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans

Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 713-4545

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule