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Dental Hygiene Transfer Guide for Montcalm Community College

Ferris Program: Dental Hygiene
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science
Ferris College: College of Health Professions
Transfer School: Montcalm Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 86-88
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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34-35 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.
  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 100
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENGL 101

    * This is a qualifying course for entry into the Dental Hygiene (DHYG) major and is used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements. Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in this course.

  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * MATH 110 or
    * MATH 115
    Fundamentals of Algebra or
    Intermediate Algebra
    4 or 3 MATH 090 or MATH 104

    * These are qualifying courses for entry into the Dental Hygiene (DHYG) major and are used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements. Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in these courses.

  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    One course is required with a minimum of 3 credits: must be a lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * BIOL 108 Medical Microbiology 3 BIOL 201

    * This is a qualifying course for entry into the Dental Hygiene (DHYG) major and is used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements. Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in this course.

  •  Cultural Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives (Consult Advisor) 3 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * SOCY 121 Introductory Sociology 3 SOCI 230

    * This is a qualifying course for entry into the Dental Hygiene (DHYG) major and is used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements. Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in this course.

  •  Additional General Education Requirements

    These courses are additional General Education courses to meet the requirements for this specific program.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * COMM 105 or
    * COMM 221
    Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Decision Making 3 COMM 220 or COMM 230
    * CHEM 114 Introduction to General Chemistry 4 No Equivalent
    * PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSYC 120
    * BIOL 251 Human Anatomy 3 BIOL 202
    * BIOL 252 Human Physiology 3 BIOL 203

    * These are qualifying courses for entry into the Dental Hygiene (DHYG) major and are used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements. Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in these courses.

College Requirements

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52-53 Credits Required

 
  •  College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum

    5 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * COHP 100  Orientation to Medical Vocabulary 1 No Equivalent
    COHP 101 The United States Health Care System 3 No Equivalent
    * COHP 102 Safety Issues in Health Care 1 No Equivalent

    * These are qualifying courses for entry into the Dental Hygiene (DHYG) major and are used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements. Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in these courses.

  •  Major Courses

    47-48 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    DHYG 101 Oral Imaging 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 102 Oral Imaging Lab 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 104 Dental Hygiene Theory 1 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 105 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice 1 2 No Equivalent
    DHYG 107 Oral Science A 2 No Equivalent
    DHYG 108 Oral Science A Lab 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 117 Oral Science B 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 118 Oral Science B Lab 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 123 General and Oral Pathology 2 No Equivalent
    DHYG 124 Dental Hygiene Theory 2 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 126 Dental Hygiene Practice 2 2 No Equivalent
    DHYG 127 Dental Materials 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 129 Dental Materials Lab 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 208 Periodontology and Pathology Review 2 No Equivalent
    DHYG 212 Dental Hygiene Theory 3 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 213 Periodontics 2 No Equivalent
    DHYG 217 Community Dentistry A 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 218 Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene 2 No Equivalent
    DHYG 222 Dental Hygiene Practice 3 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 227 Community Dentistry A Lab 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 229 Pain Management 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 231 Pain Management Lab 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 232 Dental Hygiene Theory 4 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 233 Dental Hygiene Practice 4 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 237 Community Dentistry B 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 239 Community Dentistry B Lab 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 280 Comprehensive Patient Assessment 1 No Equivalent
    DHYG 291 Dental Hygiene Practicum 1-2 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Health Professions
Department of Diagnostic, Laboratory and Therapeutic Sciences
(231) 591-2270
[email protected]

Ferris Statewide - Montcalm Community College
(616) 451-4777
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.70 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.69 with college approval)
  • Minimum Composite Score of ACT 18/SAT 950 OR 3.0 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and Composite ACT 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

Admission Requirements to the Professional Sequence

  • 2.50 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Obtain a grade of C or higher in the following courses; or their equivalent:
    • **MATH 110 or Math ACT 19 or higher, BIOL 108, COHP 100, ENGL 150, SOCY 121, CHEM 114, BIOL 251/252, COMM 105 or 221, COHP 102, PSYC 150, and a Culture Competency elective course.
    • All Mathematics (MATH), Biology (BIOL), and Chemistry (CHEM) courses must meet the above requirements within two attempts. A withdrawal, W grade, counts as an attempt.
  • Application Accepted: February 1st - 15th prior to fall semester requested.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].