The Nutrition and Food certificate provides a study of basic nutrition, food science principles, and nutrition issues with emphasis on the subject of obtaining and maintaining a good state of nutrition. It also introduces the student to the multifaceted field of nutrition and explores different career options.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Nutrition coursework, students will be able to:

  •  Identify specific nutrition issues and how to work with them.
  •  Use knowledge of scientific nutrition principles to improve diet and wellness.
  • Apply basic scientific principles in the preparation and storage of safe, high-quality food products. 

Nutrition Courses:

 Course  Course Name  Units
NUTF 1   Nutrition 3 units
NUTF 2
Introduction to Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food 1 unit
NUTF 3
Nutrition Issues 1 unit
NUTF 10
Food Science
2 units
NUTF 10L
Food Science and Safety Lab
1 unit
NUTF 20
Community Nutrition for the Lifespan
3 units
NUTF 25 Basic Medical Nutrition Therapy and Modified Diets 3 Units
NUTF 30
Clinical Nutrition
4 units
NUTF 58
Sanitation, Safety, Equipment
3 units
NUTF101 Dietetic Supervised Practice 3.5 units

 

Nutrition Certificate:

 Major Area  Certificate
 Nutrition and Food  COT

 

DEGREE PENDING APPROVAL:  The following degree programs have been approved by the Chancellor's Office but are pending approval by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).  Students are advised to consult with a counselor for education planning, as no degree will be awarded before full ACCJC approval is received:

Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T

 

 

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook