Dental Hygiene, BAS

Why PCC?

The instructors in our online Dental Hygiene BAS program have extensive industry experience. They are master’s degree-level instructors and online certified.  

PCC’s Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Applied Science degree completion program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have completed an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution that is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. 

The program was fantastic! Every one of my instructors were excellent and I learned a lot. It's been very fun doing this program while practicing as a dental hygienist because I have been using my real life experiences as I've gone along. I would absolutely recommend this program to any dental hygienist thinking about getting their Bachelor's degree!


What will I learn?

The PCC BAS curriculum is designed to include an emphasis in teaching and public health. The flexible capstone experience can be designed to help you determine your specific area of educational interest.

  • Courses are offered online in convenient eight-week tracks.
  • Classes offer a variety of learning activities facilitated by certified online faculty.
  • The capstone experience is offered in the final 16-week semester. Depending on the capstone project, some on-site experiential learning may be necessary.

Taking an online course is very different from the traditional classroom environment. To accurately anticipate the amount of time to devote to an online course, keep in mind that you will not be attending a face-to-face class. A typical 3-credit hour online course may translate to approximately 6-9 hours of your time per week, on average, for class work and homework.

Program eligibility

  • Graduate from a regionally accredited dental hygiene program that is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • Pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam.
  • Hold a current dental hygiene license in a US state.


All PCC admission and registration deadlines, policies, and procedures apply to students who participate in online courses. Online courses appear on your transcript in the same way as campus-based courses.

Equipment requirements

You will need access to a computer with broadband internet that can stream video and audio. Your course may also require hardware such as a headset with microphone. Technical support is available for all courses.


State Authorization Statement:

Pueblo Community College (PCC) is currently working cooperatively with higher education authorities in all states and other U.S. jurisdictions to ensure compliance with state authorization requirements that govern the offering of courses in those states, including complaint processes. PCC will continue to monitor developments in the jurisdictions in which it enrolls students, and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, it will obtain approvals or provide notice here of the jurisdictions in which it is not authorized to offer courses or programs. Please visit our State Authorization page to assure your residing state is eligible to participate in online learning at PCC. Be sure to check the online site frequently for updates. Please contact us if you have questions regarding state restrictions or requirements.

Certificate & Degree Offerings in Dental Hygiene:

Dental Hygiene, BAS

Award/Program Credits  27



Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits  3



Dental Hygiene, AAS

Award/Program Credits  92



Professional Licensure Disclosure

The licensure requirements for the Dental Hygiene program may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.  

Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit the American Dental Hygienist Association page to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice. 

PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program. The program does not meet requirements in other states. 
Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association 

PCC has not determined if the Dental Hygiene program meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Program Information

Health Professions
Course Availability
Program Start
Program Length
4 Semesters