Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Dental Hygiene

Offered in Salem at Chemeketa Community College and at the Klamath Falls Campus

Bachelor of Science

Oregon Tech Transfer Guide

General Education

Applying to OIT Dental Hygiene Program

To be considered for selection to the OIT Dental Hygiene program, candidates must apply for admission. To be eligible for admission applicants must meet the following criteria

  1. Applicants must have successfully completed all pre-dental hygiene courses or demonstrate that all courses will be completed by fall term of the year of entry
  2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.50


Be sure to read and follow the application directions carefully. Applications that are not completed according to the directions will be disregarded


OIT/Chemeketa Dental Hygiene (Salem, OR)

The bachelor degree program is a partnership between OIT and CCC. The classrooms and dental hygiene clinic will be in CCC’s Health & Science Building. Dental hygiene classes will be taught on the CCC campus with an occasional mix of online learning. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice dental hygiene skills in the campus-based clinic where they will see patients.

The program requires one year of prerequisite (pre-dental hygiene) coursework prior to entry into the professional program. Enrollment in the professional program will be limited to 20 students. Enrollment in pre-dental hygiene courses is open to anyone meeting CCC admission requirements.


PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2014