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Dental Hygiene Diploma


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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 support documents must be received by March 15.

Application Fee: $40

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
  • an 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 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 prerequisites = up to 4.33 points.
  • Completion of the Dental Hygiene prerequisites 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 = 1 point.
  • Completed candidate's questionnaire = up to 2 points.

Total Points Available = 11.33

English Language Requirements

Summary

Completion of English 12

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
  • 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.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to the final year of the Bachelor of Dental Science in Dental Hygiene Degree offered by UBC. For more information refer to the UBC Faculty of Dentistry website at: www.dentistry.ubc.ca.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer's BC Transfer Guide. This website offers details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

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