To log in to Taft College\'s wireless network, enter your A Number for the User ID and your Password is your first initial capitalized followed by your last name initial and the last 6 numbers of your A Number.
Example: Student Tom Jones with an A Number of A0002005 would use A0002005 for the User ID and Tj002005 for Password.
The Taft College Dental Hygiene Program prepares students for employment comprehensive dental hygiene education and the students earn an Associate in Science Degree at the completion of the 2 year curriculum.
We believe the curriculum in the TCDH Program is of broad scope and depth to reflect the objectives and philosophy of higher education by fulfilling the Mission of the Community Colleges and the Dental Practice Act. The curriculum provides content that increases knowledge and skill so students successfully pass the national and clinic board exams and obtain a license to practice dental hygiene.
Dental hygiene curriculum is designed so that each semester builds upon the next in both didactic and clinical courses.Students must successfully complete prerequisites before they are eligible to apply to the program. Students must successfully complete all courses in order to move into the next semester.
The following are major subject areas:
Prevention of disease transmission
Time and motion management
Prevention and/or management of emergency situations
Comprehensive patient assessment
Diagnosis and planning of dental hygiene care
Principles and methods of dental hygiene intervention
Principles and methods of evaluating outcomes of dental hygiene care
Monitoring and record keeping
Below is a list of all the TCDH courses and the units and hours of each course.