About the Program
HCC Coleman College Health Sciences has been designed to produce an entry-level dental hygienist that will assist in meeting the oral health needs of the community.
AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science
AREA OF STUDY: Health Sciences
Degrees and Certificates
Dental Hygiene - AAS
Associate of applied science
A Career in Dental Hygiene
The Dental Hygiene program is an Applied Science Degree program at Coleman College. The student will graduate after two years of four semesters and one summer term.
The profession of Dental Hygiene functions in close alliance with the profession of dentistry. Working with dentists, dental hygienists provide services to assist patients in obtaining knowledge and individualized care to meet their oral care needs.
The Dental Hygiene program at Coleman College strives to ensure an environment which supports student learning. In order to facilitate the learning process, the program is committed to seeking and improving instructional strategies. Students play a role in the educational process and are encouraged to be self-directed in their learning and to establish high standards of professional and personal excellence. In addition, the program strives to develop oral health care professionals who function as effective health care providers in a dynamic society. Dental Hygienist beginning salaries usually range upward from $28 to $34 per hour.
HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences in dental hygiene has full accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
Option 1: Click here to view instructions for accessing the HESI exam at Prometric Testing Center.
Option 2: HESI Testing at HCC Central Campus:
- Call 713.718.6011 (Testing Center Office) for more information.
- Location: 2nd Floor of the Learning Hub Science Building Room #211
- Must use HCC Dental ID: 201615
Dental Hygiene Clinic
HCC Coleman Student Dental Hygiene Clinic offers dental services to the public. Treatments include exams, oral cancer screenings, cleanings, x-rays, sealants and fluoride treatments. Students are directly supervised by faculty and dentists.
Appointments can last up to 3 hours due to grading by dentists and faculty. Multiple visits may be required to complete treatment depending on each patients dental needs.
If you are unable to make your appointment, please contact the clinic within 48 hours of your appointment time to cancel or reschedule.
Supervision of minors (small children) is mandated by HCC and children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the treatment area unless they are patients themselves.
Food and drink are not allowed in the clinic.
Please have your cell phone on silent while inside the clinic.
If you have any other questions, please contact the HCC Coleman Dental Hygiene Clinic at (713) 718-7292.
The clinic is located on the 5th floor of the HCC Coleman College building. After you exit the elevators, turn right at the stair case and then turn right again. Walk to the end of the hallway past the restrooms and turn left. The clinic is halfway down the hall on the right hand side.
There are 2 parking options for our patients:
AU Lot across the street from HCC Coleman College
|0 - 1 Hour||$5.00|
|1 - 2 Hours||$8.00|
|2 - 4 Hours||$10.00|
|4 - 24 Hours||$12.00|
There is a flat rate parking garage located 2 blocks from HCC Coleman College. It is $6 for all-day parking.
Corner Parking Garage
2151 W. Holcolmbe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
$20 for adults and $5 for children Service includes:
- Fluoride Varnish
- Sealants - if needed - are $1.00 per tooth
The cashier ONLY accepts credit and debit cards. We DO NOT accept cash or checks.
Licensure/Certification Exam Results
2017 Third-Party Licensure/Certification Exam Results
Occupational licensure and/or certification pass rates reported by calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). Results for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years are provided for comparison.
|Program/Aligned Award||Agency Standard||HCC Standard||2015 Pass Rate (# Passed)||2016 Pass Rate (# Passed)||2017 Pass Rate (# Passed)||2017 Results|
|Dental Hygiene AAS (Two Exams)||75%||75%||100%(13)||100%(11)||100%(13)||Exceeds Standards|
There are 2,802 Dental Hygienists employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 16.3% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 216 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $35.86 hourly, $75,000 annually