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Nutrition Program

2017-2018

Description

The Nutrition Program provides three excellent academic pathways in the field of dietetics and nutrition.

  1. Courses transfer to a four-year institution in preparation to become a Registered Dietitian
  2. A Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate of Achievement
  3. An Associate Degree

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should consult the Counseling Department and a Nutrition Advisor for assistance in program planning.

Gainful Employment Information

Program Emphasis

Course work instructs students in the scientific principles of nutrition as it applies to achieving optimal health, controlling chronic diseases and managing food service.

Career Options

Nutrition courses enable students to seek employment in the field of dietetics and nutrition. Some areas of employment include: healthcare, sports nutrition, education, research, food science and food service.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement
Dietetic Service Supervisor 15
Nutrition 27-30
Nutrition and Fitness 18.5-23
Associate of Science Degree:
Nutrition 27-30*
Nutrition and Fitness 18.5-23

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Associate in Science for Transfer Degree: Nutrition and Dietetics 26-30*
 

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Nutrition Program will be able to:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will be able to utilize current computer software to analyze macro and micro-nutrient contents of dietary intake.
  • Personal Actions: Students will be able to apply scientific principles of food handling (sanitation and food safety) to food preparation and storage to reduce food-borne illnesses.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to evaluate student’s eating habits based on nutrition knowledge learned in class.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Achievement

Dietetic Service Supervisor

The Dietetic Service Supervisor program is designed to prepare students to function as qualified dietetic supervisors and/or managers in healthcare facilities. This program is approved and certified by the California State Department of Public Health.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
CACM 101 Sanitation, Safety and Equipment 3
NUTR 116 Principles of Cooking in Healthcare Food Service 1
NUTR 91 Directed Clinical Practice 2
NUTR 180 Nutrition and Diet Therapy or 3
NUTR 199 Food Operations in Healthcare Management 3
Total Units = 15

Note: Students must complete all of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better within a five-year period in order earn the DSS Certificate.

Note: In order to obtain the Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate of Achievement students must complete the Dietetic Supervisor Practicum (NUTR 91), which requires students to participate in nutrition and food service activities within healthcare facilities. These facilities may require student background checks, including fingerprinting, as a condition of placement at the facility. Refusal to submit to a background check, or failure to meet clearance criteria established by the healthcare facility may prevent placement in the Dietetic Supervisor Practicum. Healthcare facilities also require adherence to strict standards of conduct. Facilities may refuse educational access to any person who does not adhere to the facility’s standards of safety, health and ethical behavior. This may prevent a student from acquiring the Certificate of Achievement.

Nutrition

Courses Required for the Major: Units
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 153 Cultural Foods 3
NUTR 155 Advanced Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
NUTR 180 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
NUTR 270 Work Experience 1-4
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Lab 4
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 1 Total Units 1
Total Units = 27-30

Nutrition and Fitness

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BIOL 160 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
EXSC 125A Aerobic Dance I or
EXSC 125B Aerobic Dance II 0.5-1
EXSC 126A Cardio Conditioning I or
EXSC 126B Cardio Conditioning II or
EXSC 126C Cardio Conditioning III 0.5-1
EXSC 139A Weight Training I or
EXSC 139B Weight Training II or
EXSC 139C Weight Training III 0.5-1
EXSC 242B Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
NUTR 270 Work Experience 1-4
Total Units = 18.5-23

Associate of Science Degree

Nutrition

Courses Required for the Major: Units
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 153 Cultural Foods 3
NUTR 155 Advanced Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
NUTR 180 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
NUTR 270 Work Experience 1-4
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Lab 4
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 1 Total Units 1
Total Units = 27-30

Recommended Electives: Child Development 141 ; Computer Business Technology 120 ; Psychology 101 ; Sociology 101 ; Fashion 190.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Nutrition and Fitness

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BIOL 160 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
EXSC 125A Aerobic Dance I or
EXSC 125B Aerobic Dance II 0.5-1
EXSC 126A Cardio Conditioning I or
EXSC 126B Cardio Conditioning II or
EXSC 139A Weight Training I or
EXSC 139B Weight Training II
EXSC 242B Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
NUTR 270 Work Experience 1-4
Total Units = 18.5-23

Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree

Award Description

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.

It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Note: Students who plan to complete the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes

Students are required to complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units, with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, to include the following:

Major:

  • A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units.
  • A minimum grade of “C” or better for each course required in the major.

General Education: Complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth (CSUGE-B) pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern

Note:

Electives, as needed, to meet the 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units required for the degree.

Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer

Program Goals:

The purpose of the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree is to offer an organized course of study that will prepare students intending to major in Nutrition at the California State University.

Program Emphasis:

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree emphasizes preparation for the major in Nutrition at the California State University.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BIOL 205 General Microbiology 5
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
Category A: select a minimum of two courses from the following: (7-9 units):
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy 4
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
Category B: select a minimum of one course from the following or any course not selected in category A (3-5 units):
NUTR 153 Cultural Foods 3
NUTR 155 Advanced Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
BIOL 107 General Biology-Lecture and Laboratory 4
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics 3
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II 4
BIOL 235 Human Physiology 4
BUSE 115 Statistics for Business 3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
CHEM 130L Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 152 Introduction to General Chemistry 3
CHEM 152L Introduction to General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 160 Introductory Biochemistry 3
CHEM 161 Techniques in Biochemistry 2
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 233L Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
EXSC 241B Introduction to Kinesiology 3
JOUR 200 Introduction to Newswriting and Reporting 3
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MATH 116 College and Matrix Algebra 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I 3
MATH 141 Precalculus 5
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
PHYS 125 General Physics 5
PHYS 126 General Physics II 5
PSYC 230 Psychology of Lifespan Development 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
WEBD 165 Beginning Web Design: Dreamweaver 3
Total Units = 26-30

Recommended Electives: Child Development 141 ; Computer Business Technology 120 ; Psychology 101 ; Sociology 101 ; Fashion 190.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Health Education 131 ; Computer Business Technology 120 ; Fashion 190.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.