2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition and Dietetics Associate in Science for Transfer


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The Nutrition program prepares students for a wide variety of employment opportunities involving the applications of fundamentals of normal nutrition. Employment possibilities include public agencies, day-care centers for the young and the elderly, food co-ops, recreation work, pregnancy clinics, education (such as preschool and elementary school), health clubs, gym and figure salons, health food stores and nutritional supplement sales, and drug abuse clinics. The program offers coursework for professional improvement, and some courses can be utilized as transfer courses for students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.


Students who complete the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree will receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.
 

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify components of a healthy diet and lifestyle that lead to optimal health and chronic disease prevention.
  • Analyze an individual’s nutritional status and make appropriate dietary recommendations.
  • Identify and analyze credible research on nutrition-related topics.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
b. A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

  1. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Total Units for the Major: 27-29


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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