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Career Exploration in Dental Hygiene
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Those who want to understand and explore the dental hygiene industry.
Dental hygienists are critical healthcare professionals and the demand for more continues to rise. This course will help you understand the roles of a dental hygienist through a look at the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful in the industry. Learn about the job responsibilities performed, essential skills, and interpersonal communication skills needed in this career. In this exploration course, you will also learn about Wake Tech course offerings that can help you achieve your career goal as a dental hygienist.
Course Objectives
  1. have developed a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a dental hygienist.
  2. have explored and gained basic knowledge and skills necessary for working as a dental hygienist.
  3. have explored skills and techniques utilized in the dental hygiene field.
  4. have reviewed educational opportunities available for licensure.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1: Welcome, introductions, and overview
  2. Module 2: Define the role of a dental hygienist
  3. Module 3: Develop Organizational Skills - learn how to organize and manage your time by setting SMART goals
  4. Module 4: Identify and recognize communication and other critical soft skills needed for dental hygienists
  5. Module 5: Explore the educational pathway at Wake Tech to obtain credentials
  6. Module 6: Discuss education and occupation options - finding and keeping a job as a dental hygienist
  7. Module 7: Deliver a presentation to determine if dental hygiene is career you wish to pursue
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Material provided by the instructor
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Those who want to understand and explore the dental hygiene industry.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • N/A
Related Courses
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Course Contact Information
Catalina Suarez
[email protected]