2017-2018 Catalog

Pre-Dental Hygiene, WWCC to Sheridan College Program

The Sheridan College Program in Cooperation with Western Wyoming Community College

The Sheridan College program is fully approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. It is unique in that an initial year of specified general coursework, taken at Western Wyoming Community College, Sheridan College, or any other accredited college or university, followed by two years of intensive clinical study and practice at Sheridan College will lead to the Applied Associate Degree and eligibility for licensure. The student may elect to continue for a B.S. degree in an alternative dental hygiene career track. The employment opportunities offered to the student through these career options are limited only by the student’s own abilities and aspirations.

Admission to the Program

(All prospective dental hygiene students are encouraged to contact Sheridan College as soon as possible.)

During the freshman year formal application must be made to enter the professional clinical portion of the dental hygiene curriculum at Sheridan College. The completed application and all supplementary information required (including latest transcripts) must be received at Sheridan College by February 15 of the year of entry into the professional program. Applications will include the following: online application to Sheridan College, online Dental Hygiene admissions application, and official transcripts from all colleges and high schools. A minimum of 20 credits of pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to making application.

Class size in the program is limited and selection of students for the professional program (sophomore and junior years) is on a competitive basis. Students with a G.P.A. below 2.5 will not be considered due to state board requirements.

http://www.sheridan.edu/site/sc/academics/programs-and-majors/dental-hygiene/admissions/

Requirements

Suggested Courses

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

BIOL 1010GENERAL BIOLOGY

4

BIOL 2010HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

4

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

CHEM 1000INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

4

SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

3

OR

ANTH 1200INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

OR

ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

3

PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

4

BIOL 2015HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

4

MOLB 2210GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

4

COMM 1010INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH

3

OR

COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3

HLED 1140NUTRITION

3

CHEM 1000: See advisor before enrolling

Note: Under certain circumstances, it may be impossible to complete all of the freshman year classes listed prior to application to the sophomore year of the program. Students in this situation may elect to postpone a maximum of seven semester credit hours coursework in any of the following courses only: Intro. to Public Speaking, General Psychology, Sociology, ENGL 1010 and 1020, or mathematics - without jeopardizing the possibility of admission into the sophomore year. It will be the STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to complete ALL required courses before graduation from the program, however.