Information Packet

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Information for Applicants

General Information Packet 2021

For additional information contact the Dental Hygiene Front Office: 661-763-7885

OR the Taft College Counseling Department: 661-763-7748

NOTICE for Science Pre-requisites:

On July 13, 2020, the DCA issued an Order Waiving Wet Laboratory Admission Standard for Dental Hygiene Educational Programs.   The Order Waiving Wet Laboratory Admission Standard for Dental Hygiene Educational Programs is extended to December 31, 2020. This order is effective immediately but may be amended as circumstances require.

For the Fall 2020 semester  biomedical sciences prerequisite coursework completed via online or other non-wet lab methods, they may be accepted for entry into the dental hygiene programs. Depending upon the pandemic situation at the end of the year, the DCA may determine whether the waiver needs to be amended and extended again if community colleges continue with online instruction.  Here’s a link to the full waiver: https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_waivers.shtml