Health Science Career Cluster

Total Credit Hours: 76.5

Courses

GENERAL COURSES

TITLES

Credit Hours

ENGL 110

COMPOSITION I 

3

COMM 110

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY

3

PSY 110

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

BIOL 140

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

4

CHEM 115

FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY

4

HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *

*see Applied Science Degree Options

3

PROGRAM COURSES

TITLES

Credit Hours

BIOL 210

MICROBIOLOGY

4

DHYGN 110

DENTAL HEAD, NECK, AND ORAL ANATOMY

3

DHYGN 111

DENTAL EMBRYOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY

2

DHYGN 113

INFECTION CONTROL FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST

0.5

DHYGN 117

DENTAL SPECIALTIES

1

DHYGN 131

INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL HYGIENE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

2

DHYGN 132

FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL HYGIENE

2

DHYGN 133

PRECLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE

2

DHYGN 135

DENTAL RADIOLOGY

3

DHYGN 137

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

1

DHYGN 139

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

1

DHYGN 210

COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH

3

DHYGN 212

DENTAL MATERIALS

2

DHYGN 222

PREVENTIVE MODALITIES

3

DHYGN 226

LOCAL ANESTHETICS FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST

1

DHYGN 228

NEW DIMENSIONS IN DENTAL HYGIENE

2

DHYGN 230

DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC I

2

DHYGN 231

DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC II

4

DHYGN 232

DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC III

5

DHYGN 243

GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY

2

DHYGN 244

PERIODONTOLOGY

2

DHYGN 246

TRANSITIONS FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST

2

DHYGN 248

PHARMACOLOGY FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS

2

FCS 110

BASIC NUTRITION

2

SOC 110

AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

SEMESTER

COURSES

Previous Semester (pre-program courses)

BIOL 140; CHEM 115

1st Semester

ENGL 110; BIOL 210; DHYGN 110; DHYGN 113; DHYGN 117; DHYGN 132; DHYGN 137; DHYGN 139

2nd Semester

COMM 110; FCS 110; DHYGN 111; DHYGN 131; DHYGN 133; DHYGN 135; DHYGN 243

Summer Semester

DHYGN 212; DHYGN 222; DHYGN 230

3rd Semester

PSY 110; DHYGN 210; DHYGN 226; DHYGN 228; DHYGN 231; DHYGN 244; DHYGN 248

4th Semester

SOC 110; DHYGN 232; DHYGN 246; Humanities/Fine Arts

All required general education courses may be taken prior to admission into the program.

NOTE: BIOL 140 and CHEM 115, must be completed prior to the start of the program.

Students enrolled in this program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule that meets Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Department Contact Information

Health Careers
Peoria Campus, Cedar, Room 105
(309) 690-7530