Preference will be given to those students meeting the RCCD and MVC residency requirements (i.e. applicants residing within the District, and having previously attended a RCCD College for one full semester within the last two years preceding the semester in which they are applying to the Dental Hygiene Program).

If a student is not offered a space in the program, a new application will be necessary for the following year. Twenty candidates will be randomly selected to begin the program each fall semester.

The following are the priority given to those candidates meeting the minimum requirements:

  • First Priority Selection
    Students meeting all GPA* requirements, prerequisites, RCCD residency, and MVC attendance requirements. If there are more than 20 applicants that met these requirements, then a random drawing of 20 applicants will occur to select the 20 students for admission in to the Dental Hygiene Program. An additional 20 applicants will be randomly selected to be on the waiting list for admission for that year only. They will be assigned a waiting list number according to the order they are selected.
  • Second Priority Selection
    Students meeting all GPA* requirements, prerequisites, RCCD residency, and MVC attendance requirements. This category will be used only if there are not enough applicants to fulfill the needs of the program in the First Priority Selection category. The number of students selected from the second priority selection pool of applicants will depend on the number of applicants needed to fulfill the program and waiting list slots.
  • Third Priority Selection
    Students meeting all GPA requirements and have up to 3 Prerequisites in progress. This category will be used only if there are not enough applicants to fulfill the needs of the program in the Second Priority Selection category.

 

Costs Associated with the Program

Approximate Program Cost
Tuition $46 per unit for California residents (61.5 units) $2,829.00
Health Fees $18 for fall/spring and $15 for winter/summer $45.00
Student Services Fee $15 for fall/spring and $2 for winter $64.00
Parking $50 for fall/spring and $25 for summer $225.00
Books and Video Licenses This will include approximately 20 books and one two-year instructional video license. $1,500.00
Instruments, Supplies and Clinic Gowns These items the student will use throughout the program and will take them when they graduate. $5,634.00
Magnification Glasses Magnification glasses with a light are required. $1,300.00
Liability Insurance Two-year policy required. $120.00
Medical Clearance and Vaccinations Cost for a physician’s visit, blood work, etcetera. This will cost depending on what is needed. $300.00
Total Estimated Program Costs $11,987.00