School of Nursing and Health Professions

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:

  1. Explore various occupational settings such as public health, education, sales, and research
  2. Study further at the graduate level
  3. Broaden their knowledge base and education experience in dental hygiene and general education courses
  4. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and evidence-based research
  5. 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, 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 can transfer to Vermont Tech.

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

Curriculum Details

year
3
year
4

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
5%
Dental Hygienists
11%
That Translates Into

23,700

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2018 - 2028

Projected Employment Growth for Dental Hygienists, 2018-2028 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

42%

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Employers

  • Community Health Centers of Burlington
  • Essex Family Dental
  • Heaton & Fisch
  • Middlebury Dental Group
  • Timberlane

Job Titles

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Medical Assistant

Madison Distel

  • 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
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    Jan

    Vermont Tech is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Choose Vermont Scholarship program has launched! The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and 13 Vermont colleges and universities, including Vermont Tech, are partnering in the 2020 Choose Vermont Scholarship Program, which will award $60,000 in scholarship money to students who commit to attend a Vermont…

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    Dec

    by Zoe Newmarco Vermont Technical College President Pat Moulton’s goals for the Randolph Center campus raised eyebrows, when a WCAX report quoted her as planning to “shrink” VTC’s footprint in Randolph Center while expanding the Williston campus. Moulton explained that her comment came in relation to a plan VTC administrators are working on to develop as part of a Vermont…

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  • 16
    Dec

    On the heels of its national ranking in the 96th percentile for return on investment, Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019 achieved a 99% placement rate as demonstrated in the 6-Month Outcomes Survey. The college ranks first in the state for return on investment, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce…

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Sydney Spaulding

  • I want to become a dental hygienist.
  • I love working in the clinic.
  • I could not be happier with my college choice.
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Sadie Conroy

  • 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.
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