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Dental Hygienist Degree Programs

Dental hygienist degree programs are designed to provide the comprehensive background education and hands-on skill set dental hygienists need to perform in a dental office.

Most dental hygienist programs last around two years and grant an associate’s degree in dental hygiene upon completion. Different programs will offer different types of degree in addition to different types of coursework.

Dental Hygienist Degree Options

There are a few different levels of dental hygienist degree, each of which allows graduates to pursue a slightly different career path:

Associate’s Degrees – These degree programs take around two years to complete, and are intended to provide a more well-rounded education than lesser credentials such as certificates. An Associate degree provides essential dental hygiene knowledge with a few basic general education courses, and is usually sufficient for entry level employment as a dental hygienist.

Bachelor’s Degrees – These more advanced degrees take around four years to earn. Bachelor’s degree programs include more general education requirements along with career-specific courses that apply directly to dental hygiene. A bachelor’s degree is usually required for management and supervisory roles.

Master’s Degrees – Master’s degree programs in dental hygiene are more rare, and take around two additional years beyond a bachelor’s degree. These programs cover advanced topics in healthcare and dental hygiene, and are taken by those who want to teach, engage in dental hygiene research, or practice in school or public health systems.

A high school diploma or GED and a submission of college test scores is the usual requirement for admittance into a dental hygienist program.

Dental Hygiene Coursework

Although there are several different degree options available for those who wish to become dental hygienists, the various courses between different programs may be similar. Some of the courses you may encounter include:

  • Pathology
  • Radiography
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Histology
  • Microbiology

Becoming a Licensed Dental Hygienist

After earning your dental hygienist degree, there is one last step you must take before beginning your career; obtaining your dental hygienist license.

The licensing procedure for dental hygienists involves the successful completion of a written and a clinical examination. The written exam is administered by the American Dental Associations Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and the clinical exam is administered by state and regional testing agencies. Alabama is the only state that does not require dental hygienists to take the written exam. Instead, applicants fulfill the requirements of the state’s Dental Hygiene Program.

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Remington College

At Remington College, we offer a variety of educational programs.

While no reputable school can guarantee employment after graduation, our programs are designed with an emphasis on helping students to prepare for entry-level employment in various career fields.

This combination of traditional teaching methods along with practical classroom experience provides an opportunity for students to apply and practice their knowledge and skills.

Not sure which program is right for you? Remington College understands that choosing a career path can be stressful for some students. That’s why we have admissions staff available to students in order to help them find an area of study that is right for them.

Some programs that may be available in your area:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology
  • Pharmacy Technician

Why choose Remington College?

  • Small class sizes
  • Day or evening classes available in select programs
  • Career focused educational programs
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

Simply fill out the form to receive more information about Remington College.

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Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.
h3. Keiser University Advantage

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training
    Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

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College of Westchester

Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW’s academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College’s technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.

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Platt College

Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction. Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career.

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Elmira Business Institute

Take the fast track to your future at Elmira Business Institute!

Learn how you can get the training you need to begin a rewarding career in a field of high-demand. Complete and submit the form and one of our Admissions Representatives will be in touch soon to tell you more.

Advantages offered by Elmira Business Institute include:

  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Accelerated, career-centered training in a wide range of industries
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Tuition planning
  • Lifetime career assistance
  • Two convenient campus locations

Certificate Degrees

  • Financial Services
  • General Business
  • General Office Assistant
  • Human Resources
  • Small Business Management
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Medical Office Assistant

Associate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Office Technologies
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist

EBI holds Accreditation through the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
EBI is proud to support our country’s veterans and has been approved for veterans benefits.

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Vista College

Enroll in a New Future at Vista College

Earn a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree in one of many careers!

Vista College offers numerous educational programs in Business, Healthcare, Technology and many other trades. Get the edge you need when looking for a new career or seeking to move up in your current occupation. The focused instruction and hands-on training offered at Vista College helps prepare you for the day-to-day challenges you’ll face in the real world.

Select from the following programs at Vista College:

Certificates and Diplomas

  • Business Administration
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • HVAC
  • Electrical Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Construction Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Vocational/Practical Nurse

Associate Degrees

  • Business Management
  • Business Management-Accounting
  • Business Management-Human Resources
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Paralegal
  • Medical Assistant
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Network Administration *online only
  • Trades Management-Electrical Technician
  • Trades Management-HVAC
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Dental Assistant

Bachelor Degrees

  • Business Management *online only

Vista College offers detailed instruction and in-depth training. We also provide additional tools you’ll need to gain a competitive edge in your job search after graduation.

Take advantage of these Vista College services:

  • Day or evening classes
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Convenient class schedules
  • Career Services Assistance for graduates
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Plus much more!

*Not all programs offered at all locations.

Enroll in a fresh start today at Vista College!

Vista College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Vista College is recognized as being a military friendly college through the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC)

Beaumont, TX
Vista College
3871 Stagg Dr. Suite 194,
Beaumont,
TX 77701

College Station, TX
Vista College
2704 Texas Avenue S.,
College Station,
TX 77840

El Paso, TX
Vista College
6101 Montana Ave.,
El Paso,
TX 79925

Killeen, TX
Vista College
1001 S. Fort Hood St.,
Killeen,
TX 76541

Las Cruces, NM
Vista College
850 North Telshore Blvd., Suites F-G.,
Las Cruces,
NM 88011

Longview, TX
Vista College
1905 W Loop 281, Suite 21.,
Longview,
TX 75604

Lubbock, TX
Vista College
4620 50th St.,
Lubbock,
TX 79414

Fort Smith, AR
Vista College
1200 S. Waldron Rd Suite 122
Fort Smith
AR 72903

Online Campus
300 N. Coit Road, Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75080

Vista College is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300 Suite 325 Atlanta Georgia 30350, (770) 396-3898.
Vista College online campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges – ACCSC. 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201

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Southern Technical College

Whether you need to upgrade your skills or change careers, Southern Technical College has the right program to fit your needs. Let us show you how to get the skills you need in a short amount of time so that you can get into a new career fast!

What makes Southern Technical College for you?

  • Convenient Locations
  • Financial Assistance For Those Who Qualify
  • Hands-On Training
  • Small Classes/Individualized Attention
  • Career Placement Assistance
  • Morning or Evening Classes Available

Why Choose Southern Technical College:

  • Industry Experienced Instructors
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education

Financial Assistance and Availability

The financial aid team at Southern Technical College is committed to helping you find ways to finance your education. Our team is trained to help you overcome the financial obstacles that may be standing in the way of your education.

Southern Technical College participates in several of the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Financial Aid Programs, which are generally available to those who qualify. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov for more information, learn more about the types of financial aid available, and consumer information, or contact your local campus to speak member of our financial aid team

Career Placement Assistance

Our career service advisors can help you with resume writing, interviewing skills, employer contacts, and the latest job search techniques. We have years of experience in helping graduates gain employment in great jobs with great companies, and we are ready to help you, too! We cannot guarantee your success, but STC has an excellent record of helping graduates find and keep jobs in their field of study. Success after graduation depends on many factors, and we are here to help you along the way!

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IBMC College

Are you un-employed, under-employed or looking for a stable career where you can make a real difference? Well then, you have come to the right place.

At locally-owned and nationally accredited IBMC College, you can train for a rewarding, new career, all in as little as 6-23 months! With nearly 20 program options to choose from, at nearby campuses, you will find the path that is just the right fit for you.

Your success is IBMC’s number one priority. Classes are hands-on and small – providing you with an extra level of support and personalized attention from instructors who often work directly in the field they teach.

Peer mentoring, resume writing and professional development workshops are further resources that help further your academic success and prepare you for your profession.

When it comes to putting your skills to the test, you will have the opportunity to do so during your classes, often in simulated environments you would find in the real-world. In most programs, students complete a 5-week externship or clinical experience. Career placement assistance is also provided to you.

In addition, IBMC is Military-Friendly, offers VA benefits, Financial Aid and 20+ scholarship opportunities to select from. See if you qualify!

IBMC College has been locally-owned and operated since 1987, and is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools.

If you’re ready for a change, put your trust in a reputable college that has been delivering life-changing career training for three decades. Fill-out the form to learn more now.

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Lincoln College of New England

Lincoln College of New England offers a number of things you would expect from a traditional 4-year college – quality academics, a wide selection of career-focused programs and a well-seasoned faculty. But we offer something even more amazing than that: a personal approach that focuses on your individual success as a student.

This personalized focus has been the hallmark of our success. Our limited class sizes and dedicated college instructors make this student-centered approach possible. It’s what truly sets us apart from other colleges – and what helps give our Lincoln graduates a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

You can choose from a variety of undergraduate degree programs within the fields of Health Sciences, Business, Communications, Hospitality, and more. All of our Bachelor degrees, Associate degrees, and Certificate programs offer in-depth curriculums that will prepare you to be amazing in the career field of your choice. Plus, you’ll enjoy flexible class schedules and the option of on-campus housing. Whichever campus or program you select, you can count on going far with the career-skills, confidence and credentials you can only get from Lincoln College of new England!

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

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Brightwood College

At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training, but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.

The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.

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PIMA Medical Institute

Find success with us at PIMA Medical Institute!

For 40 years, Pima Medical Institute has helped students change their lives, providing the training and education they need for careers in health care.

At Pima Medical Institute, we want you to succeed in the classroom and in your career. We are dedicated to providing you with quality education and hands-on experiences that help you become the type of medical professional who meets the expectations of today’s employers.
We offer certificate programs, associate degree programs and bachelor’s degree programs that fit your needs and your schedule. You can get the training you need to start your career in less than a year, earn your associate degree in less than two years, or take your career further by completing your bachelor’s degree.

You’ll take classes taught by instructors who worked in the fields they teach. You’ll get real-world experience before you graduate through externships at some of the local community’s most notable medical facilities.

When you graduate, you may find that your education, experience and professionalism will be preferred to those of your peers.

At Pima Medical Institute, your success is our success. We support you every step of the way, with financial aid available to those who qualify and career planning services to help you get the job you want

Programs vary by location.

Applicants for the Online Bachelor – Respiratory Therapy program must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and have completed a total of 71 semester credits of specific coursework at the post-secondary level by an accredited institution. Applicants must also be Registered Respiratory Therapists.

Pima Medical Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. For more information on accreditation, licensing, and approval information please visit: http://pmi.edu/PMI-Today/About-Accreditation.

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Sullivan University

Sullivan University is a private college or university, offering higher education for people with higher goals. At Sullivan University, we focus on in-demand programs that lead to successful careers. Whether you’re a high school student considering college for the first time, an adult returning to school or someone seeking professional development, you’ll be surprised at the variety and range of alternatives Sullivan University offers. We offer programs designed to fit into your life, whether you prefer day, evening or online classes – or some combination – we work hard to help you get what you need. We offer everything from certificates and diplomas to advanced degrees, so no matter what your timeline may be, we have the program to fit. Since our founding over fifty years ago, the goal of Sullivan University has been to prepare students for success, and over the decades, we’ve built up an impressive record in achieving that goal. Our course offerings have continually evolved to meet the real, practical needs of the business world and our work continues even after a student has graduated, with unlimited employment assistance to help graduates find jobs nationwide. Find out what makes Sullivan the right fit for you!

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Berks Technical Institute

Flexible Programs at BTI

At BTI, we understand that not everyone can take classes during the day. Many of our students have hectic work schedules, families to care for or both. If you need a career training program with evening classes or even online options, our flexible ASB/AST Degree and Diploma programs are a great place to start. (Please Note: Some classes may not be offered in the evening. )

Who Should Consider Our Flexible Program Options?

If you’re employed or a parent, our flexible ASB/AST Degree and Diploma programs are a great way to earn your credential while making a living and taking care of your family. Learn more below.

Our evening courses are great for Parents

If you’re a parent, you know how hectic life can get. Often the evenings are the only times you can get anything accomplished. At Berks Technical Institute, we want to help you succeed and the time of day doesn’t matter. In the mornings, in the afternoon, or in the evenings, we want to be here to help you.

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Virginia College

The Most Direct Path to Your New Career

Our Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs emphasize a fast and focused method without sacrificing the quality education that students and employers demand. We constantly research the job market to make certain we are offering those career programs in which the greatest job growth is expected. We proudly offer the most direct path to your new career! To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Career Placement Assistance

Once you have the degree, do you know how to begin your new career? Maybe you’re looking for a new profession, or just want to move ahead in the one that you already have. At Virginia College, our Career Development associates stand ready to assist you in obtaining or enhancing your career wherever you are…helping you with job placement services well beyond graduation! To find out more, complete the Request for More Information or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

One of the first questions many of our prospective students ask is, “How will I pay for college?” The answer is the right combination of financial aid programs that can help you manage the costs involved in obtaining your degree. The Financial Aid department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans are available to those who require assistance and qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions. To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

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Miller-Motte College

At Miller-Motte, we focus on offering the latest courses, and we care about the personal success of each and every one of our students. Because the marketplace demands it, we offer degrees and diplomas leading to long-term sustainable careers for our grads.

Whether preparing to enter the professional world or expanding your skills, education should be available wherever, whenever. With Miller-Motte you can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and a friendly educational environment.

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Vista College

Are you looking to get into the best professions that can provide a good life for you and your family? Maybe you finished high school and want training in some of the most exciting careers. Maybe you just need a complete career change. Whatever your situation, we can train you and help you to qualify for a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Fast-Paced Programs

We understand that you have a busy life and you may also have family obligations. Many of our students need to continue working full-time jobs while taking their courses. That is why we offer day and evening classes. Contact our campuses and let’s pick the times that fit your schedule best.

Our program courses are targeted and designed to train you in the skills you’ll need to succeed. Most Diploma and Certificate programs can be completed within 10 – 12 months, and Associate Degrees in as little as 20 months.

Student-Focused

Classes are small with a low student-to-instructor ratios to best support each student. Our instructors have real-world experience and understand know their industries, so they can provide the best possible learning experience for every student.
With a combination of classroom, laboratory and hands-on experience, you’ll be well trained to compete in the marketplace and to kick start your career in the best job fields when you graduate. We train the skills that will help you to be marketable in today’s job environment. Browse our programs

Career Services

We know that starting a new career can be challenging and scary. That’s why we have a career services teams to provide you with coaching and resources to support for job search. When you earn your diploma or degree from Vista College, you benefit from the strong relationships we have with the local employers who hire our graduates because we train them for on the job success.


Vista College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education – COE, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia 30350, (770) 396-3898.

Vista College is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission – TWC, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001, (512) 936-3100. Vista College is authorized to grant Associate of Applied Science Degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – THECB, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752, (512) 427-6101.

The Vocational Nurse program is regulated by the Texas Board of Nursing – TBON, William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, Texas 78701-3944, (512) 305-7400. Nurse Aide Training Program is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission – THHS, 701 W. 51st Street, Austin, Texas 78714, (512) 438-3011. Cosmetology program is regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation – TDLR, PO Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, (512) 463-6599.

The Fort Smith campus is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education – ADHE, 423 Main Street, Suite 400, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, (501) 371-2060. Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

Computer Career Center, a Division of Vista College is approved by New Mexico Higher Education Department – NMHED, 2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, (505) 476-8442.

The Practical Nurse program is regulated by the New Mexico Board of Nursing – NMBON, 6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, (505) 841-8340. The Practical Nurse program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing – ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000.

Cosmetology program is regulated by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department – NMRLD, Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 or 5500 San Antonio Drive NE, Suite C, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, (505) 476-4500.

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Ultimate Medical Academy

Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare career school-and students are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we offer exclusive student services through your career training and beyond, beginning from the time you enroll online or at our campus in Clearwater, FL. We’ll also guide you toward the right program for your goals, and help you understand the affordability of your career training. So let us know you’re interested, and we’ll discuss how UMA can help you succeed.

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