Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygienist
Associate Degree
66 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

At Blackhawk, we understand our students have busy lives and hectic schedules which is why the college offers a variety of flexible learning options to best serve you. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

This program will prepare students for a career as a dental hygienist. The dental hygienist is a member of the dental team and helps individuals maintain oral health and prevent oral disease. Under the supervision of a dentist, the hygienist inspects the mouth, removes deposits and stains from teeth, exposes dental x-rays, applies preventative agents, administers local anesthesia, counsels patients about preventative measures, and performs many other services related to oral care.

After completion of the program, dental hygienist graduates are required to successfully complete comprehensive written and clinical examinations given under the direction of the State Dentistry Examining Board, the American Dental Association's Joint Commission.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Median Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Dental Hygienist
Dental Office Administrator

Graduates with additional education/ work experience may be employed as:
Public Health Dental Hygienist
Public Schools Dental Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technician
Dental Sales Representative
Dental Hygiene Instructor

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.

Dental Hygienist

Blackhawk Technical College offers a variety of options for students who want to achieve a four-year degree.

Existing transfer agreement

Marian University

  • B.S. Completition

Additional Program Information

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