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Dental Hygiene Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Prince George Campus
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $28,740 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted after September 15 for entry the following Fall. Applications and all supporting documents must be received by March 15.

Application Fee: $40

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. Completion of the following first-year college/university level courses with at least a 3.0 ("B") Grade Point Average with no grade lower than a "C" in any prerequisite course:

  • BIO 111 and 112 (Human Anatomy and Physiology, with labs) or equivalent
  • Chemistry 111 and 112, or 113 and 114, or equivalent
  • English 103 or equivalent plus one more first-year English course
  • Math 104 or Psychology 201 or equivalent
  • Psychology 101 and 102 or equivalent
  • One university-level elective

Special Note: The university transfer courses must be transferable to and from other BC institutions. For details, refer to the BC Transfer Guide.

Non-Academic

  • submit a Skills and Abilities form
  • possess a CPR Level C or Health Care Provider (HCP) Certificate
  • successfully complete a Criminal Record Search
  • submit documents certifying current immunizations, a dental exam, and a health exam
  • hepatitis B vaccination

Admission Advice

1. The Skills and Abilities form is designed to show you understand the:

  • personal and physical abilities needed to be successful in the program;
  • duties and responsibilities of the dental hygiene profession.
2. When the program is oversubscribed, the following criteria will be used to select the class:
  • GPA based on Dental Hygiene admission prerequisite courses = up to 4.33 points.
  • Completion of the Dental Hygiene admission prerequisite courses in a consecutive 24-month period = 1 point.
  • Residing in BC or the Yukon = 1 point.
  • One of the following: completion of DENO 150 = 1 point; completion of a Dental Receptionist Program = 1 point; completion of a Certified Dental Assisting Program = 1 point; employment in a dental office (three months full time or equivalent = 1 point.
  • Persistent Interest in the Program - as show by repeated applications = 1 point.
  • Two reference letters = up to 1 point.
  • Completed candidate's questionnaire = up to 2 points.

Total Points Available = 11.33


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy CNC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Completion of English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (or equivalent) 

If your first language is not English, one of the following is required (minimum score):                 

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 80 (IBT)
  • An IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5
  • Completion of Level 4 English for Academic Purposes at CNC

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Mature Student

Details on Mature Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

International Student

Details on International Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on Special Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

How to Apply

Details on applying can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

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