Nutrition (Certificate N0453)

Business Division
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 Foods 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

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Program Learning Outcomes

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