General Education/Graduation & Proficiency Requirements
Please note that general education and Southwestern College graduation and proficiency requirements need to be met before completion of the dental hygiene program. It is strongly recommended that you complete these requirements along with the prerequisites for the Dental Hygiene Program prior to entering the program. Students must consult an academic advisor/counselor to assist in developing a Student Educational Plan (SEP) to insure requirements are met on schedule.
View General Education and Southwestern College graduation and proficiency requirements.
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.
Getting the Degree
Upon completion and passing of all program courses/requirements including a passing score on the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination, the student will receive an Associate in Science degree from Southwestern College, and be eligible to apply for the state licensure clinical board examination to practice as a dental hygienist