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Central Community College

Central Community College is a multi-campus community college serving a 25-county area in central Nebraska—approximately 14,000 square miles with a population of more than 300,000.

CCC offers 33 career and technical education programs with a focus on degree, diploma and certificate programs requiring two years or less to complete. The college also offers an academic transfer program for students who want to complete the first two years of a bachelors degree before transferring to a 4-year college or university.

In addition, the college offers classes in communities throughout its 25-county service area, online learning, and training and development for businesses, industries and other organizations.

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene is one of the nation’s fastest growing occupations, according to the U. S. Department of Labor, which projects a 43 percent increase in employment over a 10-year period.

Dental hygienists are employed in a variety of settings. While the private practice dental office is the most common, the changing health care needs of the public are providing opportunities in extended health care facilities such as dental clinics and nursing homes.

Nebraska’s only two-year Dental Hygiene program is located at CCC- Hastings.

The associate of applied science degree provides a well-rounded education in the areas of general education, basic sciences, dental sciences and dental hygiene sciences. A traditional approach to the classroom, laboratory and clinical portions of the program allows for practical application of theory throughout the curriculum.

Dental Hygiene students attend regularly scheduled group lecture and laboratory classes. They also gain practical experience in our 13-chair dental hygiene clinic by providing services to the public, including scaling, polishing, exposing and processing X-rays, applying topical fluoride and sealants and providing dental health education and nutrition counseling.

Clinical practice is supervised by licensed dentists and registered dental hygienists.

A 1:6 faculty-student ratio in clinical practice and 1:15 ratio in lecture and laboratory classes assure plenty of personal attention for each student.

Students provide services to the public in the campus dental hygiene clinic as well as in a variety of office settings off-campus. Participation in dental health education programs in schools and community dental health projects is a continuing part of the curriculum as well.

Graduates are eligible to take national and regional examinations which are required to become a Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.).

Accreditation: The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

School name:Central Community College
Address:East Highway 6
Zip & city:68902-1024 Nebraska
Phone:(402) 463-9811

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Central Community College

Central Community College is a multi-campus community college serving a 25-county area in central Nebraska—approximately 14,000 squ...
Address: East Highway 6