Vancouver Community College

Dental Hygiene

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Community College
Faculty:Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Description:The Dental Hygiene Program is designed to assist students learn foundation knowledge which forms the basis for dental hygiene theory and practice, critical thinking, professionalism and the promotion of health/wellness. The curriculum also encourages social responsibility, life-long learning, and the creation of independent learners.

The faculty of the VCC dental hygiene program is committed to facilitating learning through sound, current and varied educational approaches such as: abilities/outcomes based education, diversity of learning strategies, teaching and learning in context, learner centered perspective and authentic evaluation.

URL:Dental Hygiene at Vancouver Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : If English is not your first language, successful completion of six credits of University transfer English courses (C+ grade or higher in each course), or completion of an English language assessment is required. If your educational documents are not from a Canadian or American institution, you must submit an evaluation of foreign credentials. You may contact the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) located at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) or other approved credential evaluation services. As a comprehensive evaluation of your education is required, you must provide an ICES VCC Dental Hygiene Supplemental Report or equivalent.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants must have completed the following first year university transfer credit courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better: Biol 1120 & Biol 1220 or equivalent Human Anatomy & Physiology (including labs) (minimum 6 credits), Chem 1121 & Chem 1223 or equivalent Chemistry (including labs) (minimum 6 credits), Engl 1100 & Engl 1200 English (Literature) or Engl 1101 & Engl 1001 + Engl 1102 & Engl 1002 or equivalent English (minimum 6 credits), Psych 1100 & Psych 1200 or equivalent Psychology (minimum 6 credits), Math 1111 or equivalent Introductory Statistics (minimum 3 credits), and Elective - unspecified, University Transfer course (minimum 3 credits).

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 11, 2022