Dental Hygiene Clinic 2

This course is a combination of dental hygiene theory class and clinical practice. In the theory class students continue to refine their knowledge of the dental hygiene process of care by beginning to develop treatment plans for periodontally-involved patients. During instrumentation labs and using mannequins, students are introduced to advanced instrumentation techniques specifically for providing non-surgical periodontal therapies. Students then implement these treatment plans and advanced techniques with their patients in the clinical setting under the supervision of clinical instructors. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. 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

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.

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

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

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


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.

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.

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.

Ethical Problem Solving in Policing

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of problem- solving theories and practices. It will examine the concept and basic principles of community policing, analyze the problem-oriented policing model, and examine the most commonly used problem-solving processes. Students will examine and clarify their personal beliefs and values and will apply the law enforcement code of ethics in situational examples.