Nutrition

Business Division
Certificate E0353

This certificate is designed to give students basic knowledge and skills in nutrition science, food science, food preparation, and food safety and sanitation. The courses prepare students for entry-level employment as nutrition assistants, community nutrition workers, and dietary service workers in clinical, community, long-term care, and institutional foodservice worksites. 

Required Courses

HRM 52Food Safety and Sanitation1.5
NF 1Introduction to Nutrition as a Career1.5
NF 20Principles of Food with Lab3
NF 25Introduction to Nutrition Science3
or NF 25H Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
NF 28Cultural and Ethnic Foods3
Choose one from the following:1-3
Sports Nutrition
Healthy American Cuisine
Cooking for Your Heart and Health
Vegetarian Cuisine
Work Experience in Nutrition and Dietetics
Total Units13-15

 Nutrition and Foods Website

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in practical skills, such as using kitchen equipment and appropriate technology properly.
  • Be able to use acquired knowledge and skills to evaluate potential transfer and internship sites.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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