Nutrition and Dietetics Associate of Science Transfer Degree
Nutrition and Dietetics is an interdisciplinary science that studies factors that affect our food choices, the chemical and physiological processes involved in processing and delivering the chemical components of those foods to the body. Students will focus their studies in nutritional science including chemistry and physiology as well as institutional nutrition, community nutrition, food production, management of foodservice operations. The courses within this program are designed to provide students with applicable skills useful in a vast range of occupations.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. To earn this Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P");
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of a least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSU-GE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Nutrition and Dietetics should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|FN 162||Introduction to Food and Nutrition||3|
|PSYCH 100||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYCH 100H||General Psychology - Honors|
|CHEM 150||General Chemistry I||5|
|List A: Select two courses|
|CHEM 151||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 212||Organic Chemistry I||4|
& BIOL 251
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
|or BIOL 260||Human Anatomy|
|or BIOL 261||Human Physiology|
|MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
|or PSYCH 105||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences|
|or ECON 208||Business and Economic Statistics|
|List B: Select one course|
|HOSP 160||Culinary Production and Kitchen Operations||3|
|CHEM 104||Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry||4|
|CHEM 105||Introduction to General, Organic And Biochemistry||5|
|CHEM 213||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|MATH 102||College Algebra||4|
|MATH 103||Plane Trigonometry||4|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||7-10|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||0-4|
Credit will only be awarded for one of the following courses/sequence: BIOL 250 and BIOL 251 OR BIOL 260 OR BIOL 261.
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Outline the overall nutritional needs of children and adults and develop comprehensive food plans to ensure nutritional needs are being met
- Know the sources and functions of macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients
- Compare canned/packaged food products using the information on the Nutrition Facts Panel, ingredient list, and Daily Values
- Analyze a three day dietary intake by food groups and/or by nutrients (RDA) and write recommendations based on the data gleaned from the analysis