Application deadline for KCC Dental Hygiene Program is March 1

A Dental Hygiene student works cleaning model teeth in the on-campus clinic.

The deadline to apply for Kellogg Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program beginning the Fall 2024 semester is Friday, March 1.

KCC’s two-year Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and prepares graduates for licensure as Registered Dental Hygienists, licensed to clean teeth and perform dental exams under the direction of a dentist. Students spend a significant amount of time gaining hands-on experience by working in the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic on campus in Battle Creek, which was newly renovated in 2021.

Completion of KCC’s Dental Hygiene Program results in an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene and makes graduates eligible to take the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination and the regional American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) Dental Hygiene Examination, through which they can earn industry recognized professional credentials.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median pay for dental hygienists as $81,400 per year as of 2022 – the latest year data is available – projecting a 7% growth in the industry through 2032, which is faster than average.

Admission to KCC’s Dental Hygiene Program is competitive, and the College admits up to 20 students to the program each year. For more information about the program, visit Additional information also is available by contacting KCC’s Selective Admissions Office at or 269-565-2625.

Additional health programs at KCC

The application periods for KCC’s 2024-25 Physical Therapist Assistant and Radiography programs are also open, but for a limited time with deadlines approaching.

Application deadlines for each program, listed in chronological order, are as follows:

Admission to theses KCC health programs is selective, and each program has its own admission process and application period each year. Applicants seeking admission into KCC’s health programs must first fill out a general KCC application and complete the required courses for each program before submitting a program-specific application.

KCC’s Medical Assistant Program also is accepting applications, though there is no set deadline to apply. More information about that program is online at

More information about all Health Sciences programs at KCC, including links to applications, can be found at

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