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About Germanna’s Dental Hygiene Program

Germanna Community College and Northern Virginia Community College jointly offer the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene through a distance learning partnership. Students may complete general education courses at Germanna. Dental hygiene courses are offered through NVCC utilizing distance learning technology.

This program is an expansion of the Northern Virginia Community College Dental Hygiene Program located in Springfield, Virginia. The program consists of a combination of traditional and distance learning modalities. The curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as valuable members of the Dental Health team.

The program is also designed to accommodate those students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the baccalaureate degree in a health-related field Graduates of this Dental Hygiene Program will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Virginia Community College.

After successful completion of the program and national and regional dental hygiene board examinations, the student will be eligible for licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.).