Dental Hygiene (Degree Completion Program)

  • Type of Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Location: Online
  • Credit Requirements: 120

Our online degree-completion program is intended for hygienists who already hold an associate degree to earn a bachelor’s degree. This two-year program is designed to provide a convenient option for students who plan to work while earning their degree.

Graduates of this Bachelor of Science degree-completion program have access to more educational and career opportunities than students who have only completed an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. Career areas for bachelor-level grads include jobs in dental hygiene research, sales, public health, and education.

All courses are completed online, no campus visits are required, and the student has six years to complete the required courses for the bachelor’s degree.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene will be able to:

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree while employed as a practitioner or full-time student
  • Explore various occupational settings such as public health, education, sales, and research
  • Prepare for further study at the graduate level
  • Broaden the knowledge base and education experience in dental hygiene and general education courses
  • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and evidence-based research
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning

This program holds articulation agreements with Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Middlesex Community College, Monroe Community College, Mount Wachusett Community College, New Hampshire Technical Institute, Quinsigamond Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, and Tunxis Community College associate degree dental hygiene programs. These agreements are designed to maximize the number of credits students will be able to transfer to Vermont Tech.

In addition to the associate requirements, bachelor’s students must complete a minimum of two Arts and Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS) courses, including one at the 3000 level

All DHY and BIO courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to continue in the program

  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

Careers in Dental Hygiene

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
59%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Dental Hygienists
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

200,500

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth for Dental Hygienists, 2014-2024 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
All Occupations

2016 Median Pay (Dental Hygienists) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • Timberlane Community Health Centers
  • of Burlington Essex Family Dental
  • Heaton & Fisch Middlebury Dental Group
  • Dental Hygienist Dental Assistant
  • Surgical Assistant Program Coordinator
  • Medical Assistant

News & Events

29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More
11Apr
A new effort is underway to bring students back to Vermont to help bend the state's demographic curve. A new policy called Welcome Home makes it easier for Vermont natives living out of state to come back and pay in-state tuition at any one of the four Vermont State Colleges. [View the original... Read More

Alumni

Carly Tedesco

  • Clinical Dental Hygiene Instructor, Vermont Tech, Williston, Vermont
  • Tutor, Champlain and Addison County Head Start, Vermont
  • Graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene, A.S., 2007; B.S., 2012

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