Southwestern College


Applicants for the Dental Hygiene program must be proficient in several subject areas. Prerequisites include courses in life sciences, reading and composition, speech and oral communication, psychology, sociology and college level math.  Prior to applying to the program, students must have completed the prerequisite courses.

Please Note: It is the policy of SWC to require all prerequisite courses be completed and recency requirements met and proof of such received by the application deadline. No “In Progress” work is accepted. 

Click Here to View Complete Information Packet for Prerequisite & Requirement Details

It is strongly recommended that General Education and Graduation & Proficiency Requirements be met prior to entering the program. 

For advisement of prior college course work as it pertains to program requirements, please schedule an appointment to meet with an academic counselor. Appointments can be made by contacting the Higher Education Center at National City at (619) 216-6665 Ext. 4851 or 4862. 

The Dental Hygiene Program can not make any pre-determination (by phone or email) of course work accepted for the program.

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Last updated: 1/10/2018 12:16:26 PM