Dental Hygienist Program at Wharton County Junior College (WCJC)
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Dental Hygienist Program
The dental hygienist program at Wharton County Junior College prepares students for careers as a clinician, oral health care education, health promoter, consumer advocate, administrator, or researcher. The program focuses on cleaning teeth, providing oral health education and treatment counseling, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Program courses include: dental anatomy, microbiology, pathology, dental hygiene theory and techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, dental materials, radiology, office management, supervised clinical training, and professional standards. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer dental hygienist program.
The Dental Hygienist program at Wharton County Junior College is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation for more than 43 years.
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Students Enrolled in the Dental Hygienist Program
Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WCJC offers an associate's degree program in dental hygienist.
Students by Gender (2010-2011)
Students by Race (2010-2011)
Career Options for GraduatesUpon completion of the Dental Hygienist program at WCJC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
- Career Outlook & Projects ():
According to the BLS, dental hygienists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 37.7% from 2010 to 2020
Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Other schools offering Dental Hygienist Programs in Texas
Dental Hygienist programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.
C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
35 students completed this program
11 students completed this program
|Lone Star College - Montgomery|
The Woodlands, TX
13 students completed this program
|Coastal Bend College|
25 students completed this program
|Austin Community College District|
14 students completed this program
|Lamar Institute of Technology|
27 students completed this program
|Del Mar College|
Corpus Christi, TX
24 students completed this program
12 students completed this program
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
San Antonio, TX
21 students completed this program