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Pre-requisite requirements will be updated for application year 2019.  Please make sure to check this site after July 2018 or attend information session in July 20 or July 21, 2018.




Dental Hygiene Program Pre-Requisites


It is highly recommended for the prerequisites listed below to be completed before applying.  One course is allowed to be in progress during the Spring semester prior to the start of the program. Final transcripts from Spring in-progress courses must be submitted by August 1st.  

The prerequisites are as follows:

All IGETC General Education Plan Courses             OR               CSU General Education Plan Courses



The course plan must include the following dental hygiene pre-requisite courses:

Anatomy 1

Psychology 1

Biochemistry (Chem 066 or Chem 221)

Sociology 1

English 103 (Critical Thinking)

Microbiology 20

Statistics (Math 227 or equivalent)

Physiology 1

Political Science 1* required for IGETC/CSU

Chemistry 51 or 60

Communication Studies 101 (Public Speaking)

Anthlopology 102
  • Science prerequisites must be taken within 7 years of applying to the program.
  • Science prerequisites must include a lab component
  • All course work must be passed with a letter grade of “C” or better.
  • All GE coursework must have been completed at a post-secondary  regionally accredited institution.

Special Notification to the applicant 2018: Click Here

  • Biochemistry course must be at college level with 4 -5 units course with laboratory.
  • Chemistry 066 is offered at WLAC during Spring 2018. Prerequiste for the course is Chemistry 51 or Chemistry 60.  If you only completed Chemistry 60, you can ask Science Division Chair to sign a form called "Pre-requisite Challenge Petition Form".  Contact Dr. Abraha Bahta via email. for his approval.