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Career Area: Health Science
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-508-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Pediatric Dental Hygienist
  • Sterilization Coordinator

Average Median Wage


Dental Hygienist Programs

Under the supervision of a dentist, a dental hygienist inspects the mouth, administers local anesthesia and chemotherapeutic agents, removes stains and deposits from teeth, applies preventive agents, prepares clinical and diagnostic tests, completes dental x-rays and performs many other services related to mouth care. Dental hygienists counsel patients about preventive measures such as nutrition, oral hygiene and dental care.

Shared programs give students access to career majors that might not otherwise be available at their local college. Where these career fields are in high demand, two or more colleges may agree to share program components at the individual colleges. Because the colleges are collaborating, students may need to attend certain classes at another college to fulfill the program requirements. For more information please contact one of the colleges listed.

Dental Hygienist Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Blackhawk Dental Hygienist at Blackhawk
CVTC Dental Hygienist at CVTC
Fox Valley Dental Hygienist at Fox Valley
Madison College Dental Hygienist at Madison College
Milwaukee Area Dental Hygiene at Milwaukee Area
Northcentral Dental Hygienist at Northcentral
Northeast Dental Hygienist at Northeast
Waukesha County Dental Hygienist at Waukesha County