Nutrition (Certificate N0453)

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Certificate N0453

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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
HRM 52Food Safety and Sanitation2
NF 1Introduction to Nutrition as a Career2
NF 20Principles of Food with Laboratory3
NF 25Introduction to Nutrition Science3
or NF 25H Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
NF 28Cultural and Ethnic Foods3
Choose three units from the following:3
Sports Nutrition
Introduction to Food Science Technologies
Cooking for Health and Wellness
Vegetarian Cuisine
Cooking for Athletic and Physical Performance
Work Experience in Nutrition and Dietetics
Total Units16

 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.

Guided Pathways of Study

When students can identify a career goal early on in their educational journey, they are more likely to complete on time and succeed. Consistent guidance and a clear outline of the required courses help support students decisions in choosing the right program for them. Explore below to find the programs that most interest you.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
HRM 52 Food Safety and Sanitation 2 2
NF 25 Introduction to Nutrition Science 3 3
NF 28 Cultural and Ethnic Foods 3 3
 Units8
Spring Term
NF 20 Principles of Food with Laboratory 3 3
NF 1 Introduction to Nutrition as a Career 2 2
or NF 81, NF 82, NF 91 option (3 units) 3  
Certificate: Nutrition N0453 3  
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 Units5
 Total Units13
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