In preparation for attaining state licensure, students will develop a resume, gain practical experience in employment interviews, prepare a portfolio, review study skills, participate in guided study sessions, take practice licensure exams, and take the academy final examination.

Introduction to Relational Databases

Students will learn effective relational design and gain a general overview of relational database management systems. This course introduces students to the terminology and methods used to create and modify Database Management Systems (DBMS). Emphasis will be given to accessing large databases and developing methods for working with data on different DBMS. The course will concentrate on helping students gain confidence in using DBMS and understanding data structures. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Criminal Justice Practicum

The course is designed to broaden the educational experiences of the student through directed work and observational assignment in selected criminal justice agencies. The course will correlate theoretical knowledge with practical experience. A total of 16 hours of classroom contact and 96 hours of fieldwork will be required. [16-96-112] Lab Fee

Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene

This course is designed to prepare students for the clinical practice of dental hygiene. It is a combination of a dental hygiene theory class and an instrumentation lab. In theory class students are introduced to the dental hygiene process of care. They begin to learn the educational, preventive, and therapeutic skills associated with providing dental hygiene services. Students begin to develop the techniques and skills necessary for patient care by participating in instrumentation labs and working on student partners while under the supervision of clinical instructors. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for all other dental hygiene courses. Lab Fee

Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

This is a course designed for students within the Dental Hygiene Program. The primary focus of this course is on common dental office emergencies as they relate to treatment of patients. This course includes laboratory time in which students develop skills required to effectively treat medical emergencies. Topics covered within the lab and lecture include: assessment, vital signs, CPR, emergency action principles, oxygen therapy, medical/legal ramifications of treatment, medical emergencies, and physiology of emergencies. Students will receive a certificate from the American Heart Association in BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED). Special Note: Students must successfully complete this course in the first semester of the Dental Hygiene Program. Successful completion of this course is required prior to enrollment in all clinical dental hygiene courses. Lab Fee

Emergency Vehicle Operations

This course is designed to teach students the information and skills necessary to safely operate a vehicle, conduct vehicle stops, and appropriately control vehicle occupants. Emphasis will be placed on legal and liability issues, policies and procedures, and vehicle dynamics. Students will demonstrate their driving and decision-making skills in realistic situations. [16-32-48] Lab Fee

Oral Anatomy

This course is a combination of class and lab. During class students study head and neck anatomy, including muscles, nerves, bones, and tooth anatomy. In the lab component and using mannequins, students begin to acquire skills in tooth identification, eruption patterns, and occlusion. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.

Firearms Training

This course will emphasize the skill development and legal applications of firearms as a law enforcement function. Participants will be required to successfully complete the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards firearms course of fire. [20-72-92] Lab Fee

Dental Hygiene Clinic 1

This course is a combination of dental hygiene theory and clinical practice. During theory class emphasis is placed on disease prevention and health promotion strategies. The course project includes designing a behavior modification plan, implementation of that plan and a written research component. Studies include cariology, the use of antimicrobials and chemotherapeutic agents, as well as tobacco cessation programs. In the clinical aspect of the course, the student gains experience in the implementation of preventative and educational techniques through requirements in treating adult and child patients. Lab Fee