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DENTAL HYGIENE

Equivalency of Prerequisite Courses (Courses Accepted) in Dental Hygiene

Many of you will have taken your prerequisite courses at a college other than Chabot. Sometimes its difficult to tell which courses are equivalent to Chabots. Here is a general guideline to help.

FALL 2017 will open November 15th, 2016.  All prerequisites must be completed to apply.  We only accept applications one time each year.  Application is online through Class-Web.  You must have a student ID to apply.

The required prerequisite courses for the Dental Hygiene Program are designed to also meet requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. They may or may not meet the requirements at Chabot College for the Associate in Arts degree. In addition, substitute courses listed on this page may or may not meet these requirements.

Chemistry 30A And 30B

At Chabot, these are our applied chemistry courses for health sciences. Chemistry 30A (Intro and Applied Chemistry) is a general inorganic chemistry course. While we feel the applied inorganic chemistry is best for persons entering the health professions, any general inorganic chemistry course could be substituted.

At Chabot, Chemistry 30B (Intro and Applied Chemistry) is a mixture of organic and biochemistry. An organic chemistry course could be substituted.

Each course must have a laboratory component.

Anatomy 1 and Physiology 1

These are distinct, separate courses at Chabot. The need for thorough education in both anatomy and physiology is essential. While it is greatly preferred that you take one full semester of anatomy and one full semester of physiology, we will accept a 2-semester sequence of a combined Anatomy Physiology course. If you take a one semester combined anatomy and physiology class, you will be required to take a separate Physiology course.

All courses must have a laboratory component.

Microbiology 1

There is not really any substitute for microbiology. This course must be a general microbiology course, with lab, of at least 4-5 semester units. It must cover all areas of microbiology.

Communication Studies 1 or 10

A general 3-semester unit speech course is required. Students should take Communication Studies 1 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)  to satisfy this requirement. Another accepted course is Communications 10 (Interpersonal Communications).

Psychology 1

A general 3-semester unit introductory psychology course is required. Students should take Psychology 1 (Intro to Psychology) to satisfy this requirement.

Sociology 1

A general 3-semester unit introductory sociology course is required. Students should take Sociology 1 (Principles of Sociology) to satisfy this requirement.

In order to determine which course will meet the prerequisite requirements, YOU SHOULD SEE A COUNSELOR at Chabot or the college you are attending. The following table is provided to assist you in determining the courses that may satisfy the prerequisite requirements. The Dental Hygiene Program does not provide students with counseling services. Admissions questions need to be addressed by a college counselor.

DH PRE-REQUISITES (Courses Accepted)

SPEECH- 3 semester units or 4 quarter units

Options:

·         Communication Studies 1 (Fundamentals of Speech) C-ID  COMM 110

·         Communications 10 (Interpersonal Communications) C-ID COMM 130

PSYCHOLOGY- 3 semester units or 4 quarter units

Options:

·         Psychology 1 (General Psychology)

·         C-ID PSY 110

SOCIOLOGY- 3 semester units or 4 quarter units

Options:

·         Sociology 1 (Principles of Sociology)

·         C-ID SOCI 110

CHEMISTRY (Inorganic)- 4 semester units with a lab or 5 quarter units with a lab

Options:

·         Chemistry 30A (Introductory and Applied Chemistry)

·         Chemistry 1A (General College Chemistry) ( C-ID CHEM 110)

CHEMISTRY (Organic)- 4 semester units with a lab or 5 quarter units with a lab

Options:

·         Chemistry 30B  (Introductory & Applied Chemistry)

·         Chemistry 8 (Survey of Organic Chemistry)

·         Chemistry 12A (Organic Chemistry) (C-ID CHEM 150)

·         Chemistry 1B does NOT satisfy the organic chemistry requirement

MICROBIOLOGY- 4 semester units with lab or 5 quarter units with a lab

Options:

·         Microbiology 1

ANATOMY- 4 semester units with a lab or 5 quarter units with a lab

Options:

·         Anatomy 1 (General Human Anatomy)

·         Biology 50 (Anatomy and Physiology)

·         Biology 2010 (Human Physiology & Anatomy)* CSUEB

·         Biology 2011 (Anatomy & Physiology)* CSUEB

PHYSIOLOGY- 4 semester units with a lab or 5 quarter units with a lab

Options:

·         Physiology 1 (Human Physiology)

·         Biology 2020 (Human Physiology and Anatomy II)* CSUEB

One full academic year of Anatomy/Physiology combination will be accepted IF the unit requirement totals at least 10 quarter units or 8 semester units with labs.

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