Oregon Institute of Technology

Dental Hygiene 2010-2014

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

Bachelor of Science

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General Education

Required Courses for Pre-Dental Hygiene:

Oregon Tech Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
BIO 231, 232, & 233 Anatomy & Physiology BI 231, 232, & 233 Anatomy & Physiology 12
BIO 105 Microbiology BI 234 Microbiology 5
BIO 200 Medical Terminology MP 109 or 111 Medical Terminology 2-4

CHE 101, 102, & 103 Elementary Chemistry

w/labs 104, 105, & 106

CH 104, 105, 106 General Chemistry 15
MTH 111 College Algebra MTH 111 College Algebra 5
BIO 205 Nutrition FN 225 Nutrition 4
WR 121 & 122 English Composition WR 121 & 122 English Composition 8
SOC 204 Sociology SOC 204 General Sociology 4
SPE 111 Fundamentals of Speech COMM 111 Public Speaking 4
*DHE 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene *Offered online through OIT – see below -

Additional Courses for the Bachelor Degree:

SPE 321 Small Group and Team Communication
COMM 215 Small Group Communication 4
MATH 243 Statistics MTH 243 Statistics I 5
WRI 227 Technical Report Writing WR 227 Technical & Professional Writing 4
Psychology Electives PSY courses 8
Communication Elective Speech or Writing with WR 122 or COMM 111 as a prerequisite 4
Humanities Electives See OIT general education sheet 8

*Students must complete this course or be enrolled in the course at the time of application to the professional program. DHE 100 is offered every quarter. For information on registration and other details for this course, please go to:



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 new Health & Science Building that is currently under construction. 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: September 2013