Transfer Prep Dental Hygiene - Garrett College

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Dental Hygiene – Transfer Prep Program


This is a preparatory program designed to provide general education coursework for students planning to transfer into a Dental Hygiene program. A degree is not issued from Garrett College; students must apply to their transfer institution for acceptance into their program. Completion of a non-degree transfer program does not guarantee acceptance into any program. Contact your transfer institution for additional information.

recommended sequence

    summer (Pre-requisite Coursework)

  • BIO104  Principles of Biology
    or BIO 101  General Biology  4*

    — Min. C grade required as pre-req for BIO200

  • Total: 4
  • fall

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1
  • BIO200  Human Anatomy & Physiology I  4*
  • BIO241  General Microbiology/Lab  4*
  • ENG101  Comp I - Expository Writing  3*
  • MAT210  Introductory Statistics  3
  • Total: 15
  • spring

  • BIO201  Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4
  • CHE100  Intro to College Chemistry
    or CHE101 General Chemistry I  4*
  • PSY101  General Psychology  3
  • SOC101  Principles of Sociology  3
  • COM101  Introduction to Communication  3
  • Total: 17
  • Total Credit Hours: 36

*Minimum C grade required for this program.

Transfer Notes

Transfer institutions may have different requirements. Please contact your transfer institution for specific requirements and application process.

Allegany College of Maryland Transfer Notes

The Dental Hygiene Program at ACM is a competitive admission program based on grade point average (GPA); completion of these classes does not guarantee acceptance into the ACM program.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 in 15 hours of college-level coursework is required prior to application at ACM. ACM requires a Criminal Record check prior to entry into the Clinical phase of the program.

CPR Certification for Health Care Professionals is also required at application (offered regularly at ACM).

Contact Allegany College of Maryland’s Advising Center for more information on this program