Program Prerequisites

*Students may have one science course in progress at time of application but the course must be completed with a passing grade by the end of the spring session of the applying year.

Program prerequisites are as follows:
Courses Units
MATH R011 Elementary Algebra* 3
BIOL 101 General Biology* 3
BIOL 100L General Biology lab* 1
CIS R020A Intro to Microcomputers* 3

CHEM R110 Elementary Chemistry 5
CHEM R112 Elem. Organic/Bio Chem. 5
ANAT R100 General Human Anatomy** 3
ANAT R100L Anatomy lab 2
PHSO R100 Human Physiology ** 3
PHSO R100L Human Physiology lab 2
MICR R100 Principles of Microbiology 3
MICR R100L Prin. of Microbiology Lab 2
ENGL R101 College Composition 3
PSY R101 General Psychology 3
SOC R101 Intro to Sociology 3
SPCH R101 Intro to Oral Communication 3
ANTH R102 Cultural Diversity 3

DH R001 Intro to Dental Hygiene 1

*These items are only recommended.
**Combined Anatomy/Physiology not accepted, effective 2008

The courses listed above are not necessarily entry-level courses. Oxnard College offers courses to prepare students to succeed in these prerequisites, see a counselor for more information. A basic ability to converse in Spanish is also beneficial for applicants as the dental clinic serves a large population of Spanish-speaking patients.