Vermont State University, the first statewide, hybrid higher education institution in the United States, launched its unified brand identity and logo during a live virtual broadcast today. The unveiling is a major milestone in a transformation process unifying three institutions – Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College. Sixteen months ago, the Vermont State Colleges System initiated a…
Dental Hygiene (+2 BS)
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.
A student with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene will be able to:
- Explore various occupational settings such as public health, education, sales, and research
- Study further at the graduate level
- Broaden their 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
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. The degree may be earned while the student is employed as a practitioner or working as a full-time student.
This program holds articulation agreements with Bristol Community College, Cape Cod 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 can transfer to Vermont Tech.
All OHS and BIO courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to continue in the program.
- MAT 1440 Applied Mathematics for Health Sciences
- OHS 3010 Evidence-Based Decision-Making
- OHS 3015 Contemporary Issues in Oral Health Science
- PSY 1050 Human Growth & Development
- Community Health Centers of Burlington
- Essex Family Dental
- Heaton & Fisch
- Middlebury Dental Group
- Dental Hygienist
- Dental Assistant
- Surgical Assistant
- Program Coordinator
- Medical Assistant
Vermont Tech nursing students work in the life-like simulation laboratory on both the Randolph Center and Williston campuses. Learn more in the links below. WCAX: Vt. health care students put to the test with lifelike simulators WCAX: How an unusual patient helps health care workers train for emergencies WPTZ: Health care students work together in Vermont Tech’s simulation lab
Vermont Tech’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN) program was ranked #5 out of 500 in the nation for Best Online RN to BSN Programs by RegisteredNursing.org, an organization of registered nurses based in Carlsbad, CA. RegisteredNursing.org recognized that Vermont Tech’s program features online courses with local capstone experiences, a 100% job placement rate, and the opportunity for…
- I want to become a dental hygienist.
- I love working in the clinic.
- I could not be happier with my college choice.
- I enjoy activities on campus, such as bowling, go-carting, and apple picking.
- I am so pleased I chose the Vermont Tech Dental Hygiene Program.
- As a student, I’ve learned how to prioritize my time and learn new study habits.
- I am a student-athlete
- I work at the SHAPE facility in the summer
- I originally went to another college but came back to Vermont Tech for hands-on learning