Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Use of engineering graphics and basic measurement techniques to explore the application and effects of dimensioning and tolerancing. Topics will include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT), fit analysis, tolerance stackups, metrology, and the effects of tolerancing in the manufacturing environment. Conformance to ANSI Y14.5M-1982 will be stressed throughout. [32-48-80] Lab Fee


This course examines the etiology, systemic contributing factors, and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. Particular attention is given to differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and the roles of the dental hygienist in treating periodontal diseases. Students continue with their understanding of non-surgical periodontal therapies and the use of specific chemotherapeutic and anti-microbial agents. Students also study osseous defects, dental implants, and periodontal maintenance therapies. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.

Architectural Drafting

An introduction to architectural drawing production and practice. The student will prepare portions of a set of house construction documents including a site plan, floor plan, elevations, foundation plan, wall section and details, and door and window schedules. CAD technology will be used to complete most lab assignments. [16-64-80] Lab Fee

Pain Control

This course is a combination of class and lab that studies the physiology of pain and strategies for pain control. Students learn pharmacological, topical, inhalation and local pain control methods. Additionally, students are instructed in the management of medical emergencies related to the administration of pain control agents. Students learn the techniques needed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide conscious sedation. Students receive laboratory and clinical practice in these techniques in DEHY 241, offered concurrently. Lab Fee


An introduction to SolidWorks®, a popular 3-D mechanical design tool. Topics will include modeling fundamentals, parametric constraints, associative part drawings, the relationship between 2-D drawings, and 3-D models, design tables, assembly modeling, and visualization. [32-48-80] Lab Fee

Engineering Graphics

This course provides instruction and CAD-based laboratory practice in graphical communication principles used in industry. Topics include technical sketching, lettering, geometric constructions, multi-view drawings, sectional views, auxiliary views, dimensioning practices, and drawing notation. [16-80-96] Lab Fee

Reserve Officer Training

A 48-hour course designed to prepare police reserves and posse members for their responsibilities. Included will be topics on criminal law and procedure; juvenile law; criminal investigation; cultural diversity and the police response; civil and family dispute mediation; field note taking and report writing; interview and interrogation; narcotics investigation; patrol techniques; responding to crimes in progress; traffic stops, direction, and control; defensive tactics; handcuffing techniques; interpersonal skills; prisoner care and treatment; and firearms familiarity.

Dental Materials

This course is a combination of classroom and lab instruction. During class students learn about the physical properties of dental materials and how these materials relate to the dental specialties. In the lab students gain experience in the manipulation and preparation of those dental materials commonly used in dental practice. Students also develop the skills to provide the following dental hygiene services: taking impressions, making study models, fabricating athletic mouth protectors, placing sealants, placing fluoride varnishes, placing and removing periodontal dressings, placing rubber dams, polishing and contouring restorations. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee

Field Experience

This course provides an opportunity for students to gain experience while interacting with various agencies in the Criminal Justice System.  The students will also attend and participate in 16 hours of instruction in traffic related training – high risk traffic stops and felony stops. Students will also participate in several scenarios pertaining to criminal investigations, traffic stops, collecting and processing evidence, and Use of Force.


This course is a study of the origin and structure of tissues. Emphasis is placed on the histology and embryology of the teeth, face, and oral cavity. The histological origins of healthy and diseased tissues will be related to clinical assessments of dental patients. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.