Foods and Nutrition (FN)

FN 060  3 Units  
Modified Diets  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: FN 162

This course concentrates on the principles of nutrition in order to provide modified diets for individuals with a variety of health care conditions. The focus is on the rationale for the diet and how the modifications improve a person's overall well being.

Associate Degree Applicable

FN 064  3 Units  
Nutrition Management  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

The focus of this course is on the food service and nutrition management in a health care facility. It includes the development of policies, protocols and procedures for organizing, staffing and training, as well as the promotion of sound financial planning and a cost control system.

Associate Degree Applicable

FN 066  2 Units  
Nutrition Care  

Lecture: 36 contact hours

Prerequisite: FN 060

This course integrates the academic content and principles of nutrition, diet and menu development with the application of nutrition care, diet evaluation, diet education and dietetic practice.

Associate Degree Applicable

FN 098  1-4 Units  
Food and Nutrition Work Experience  

WRKEX: 300 contact hours

This course involves supervised training, in the form of on-the-job employment that will enhance the student's knowledge in the selected field of study. The student's major and job must match. Students work 5-20 hours per week to earn units using the following formula: For paid work, 75 hours = 1 unit; for volunteer work, 60 hours = 1 unit. Students may earn a total of 16 units toward graduation in Work Experience 098 courses. See department for specific guidelines.

Associate Degree Applicable

FN 162  3 Units  
Introduction to Food and Nutrition  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course introduces the scientific concepts of nutrition related to the function of nutrients in the basic life processes. Emphasis is on individual needs, food sources of nutrients, current nutritional issues and diet analysis.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU