Pearl River Community College

Dental Hygiene

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Forrest County Center

Brief Description of Program: Four semester program after core academic requirements are met. A.A.S. degree awarded upon completion of the program.

Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Good people skills; Excellent hand/eye coordination; Ability to work in a team environment

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Possible Careers in this Program: Private Practice, Sales, Education

What a student can expect from a career in this field: Very hands on – A career in Dental Hygiene prepares you to work one on one with patients providing educational, preventative, and therapeutic services.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: On average $22 – $30/ hour

Mission of Program: To offer an allied health program which upon successful completion will qualify students for entry – level employment in the field of dental hygiene.

Goals of Program: To provide the academic foundation as well as the technological education and clinical practice enabling the graduate to have the knowledge and skills to practice dental hygiene competently, ethically, and legally in the State of MS.