2016-2017 College Catalog 
    Jan 27, 2023  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition, A.S.

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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. Refer to the Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics transfer section of the Saddleback College Catalog, as well as the catalog of the intended college of transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to

  • Determine and translate nutrient needs into menus for individuals and groups across the lifespan, in diverse cultures and religions, and for different income levels.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic food safety and preparation.
  • Differentiate between various requirements for careers in nutrition.

Please see a counselor for assistance in planning a transfer program.

Total Units for the Major: 25-26

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

FN 50  recommended prior to CWE 180 .

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: BUS 125 , BUS 137 ; FN 140 , FN 171 ; HLTH 1 ; KNES 107 ; PSYC 33 ; SP 1 .

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