2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College 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:

  • Transfer to a CSU if pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Nutritional Sciences or similar major.
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in nutrition, culinary, psychology, and biological sciences necessary to pursue a 4- year degree and develop a successful career in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Graduation Requirements
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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Course ID Title Units
FN 50    Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
PSYC 1  or Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 1H   Honors Introduction to Psychology 3
CHEM 1A  * General Chemistry 5
BIO 15   General Microbiology 5
List A: Select two courses (7-9 units)
CHEM 12A  * Organic Chemistry 5
BIO 11  * Human Anatomy 4
MATH 10  * or Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 44  * Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
List B: Complete the following course (3 units)
FN 110  * Food Preparation Essentials 3



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


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