Dental Hygiene

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree


This unique partnership gives you a great opportunity. Complete some of your courses at EICC, then transfer into the AAS Dental Hygiene program at nearby Carl Sandburg College to finish your studies. Graduates are in high demand and enjoy great careers.

What You Learn in Dental Hygiene

Get your foundational courses out of the way at EICC, such as Chemistry, Biology, and more. When you transfer into the program at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, you dive into dental hygiene courses and get some on-site clinical experience.

What Can I Do With a Dental Hygiene Degree? 

Work under the supervision of dentists as you provide care to patients. Examine, clean, and polish teeth. Take note of decay and disease. Administer local anesthetics, place fillings, give fluoride treatments, and take and process X-rays. You also educate patients on oral healthcare.

A Solid Foundation

General Biology

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General Biology

Study chemical applications, cell division, genetics, and more.

Human Anatomy


Human Anatomy

Study the structure and function of the human body, from cells to body systems.


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Classification, reproduction, genetics, and more. Examine the microbial world.


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Examine the fundamentals of behavior. Study theory and research.

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Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.

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Counseling Services

Yes, you can do this. You can achieve your goals, and we are here to help. Need some coping strategies or just want to talk? Our Student Assistance Program provides free, confidential mental health services, including short-term counseling and referrals. Meet with a counselor in person or via Telehealth. Just call 309-779-2273 or 800-383-7900 to schedule an appointment.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

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Dental Hygiene: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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