This department is in the division of Applied Technology, Transportation & Culinary Arts.

Foods & Nutrition

The uniqueness of the Foods and Nutrition program is that the subject matter is applicable to a career as well as to the quality of life.

Overview

The department offers certificates in:

Dietetic Aide, which prepares students for entry-level employment in dietetics, assisting dieticians in the provision of food service and nutritional programs

Dietetic Service Supervisor, which prepares students to meet the California Department of Health Licensing Requirements

Degrees/Certificates

Dietetic Aide Certificate

Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.  This program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in a designated unit or department in health care, community care, school food service, or health and community directed programs of nutrition services. These services are often provided for the elderly and infants or children.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CULART 050 Healthy Cooking and Special Diets 3
CULART 160 Introduction to Foods 3
CULART 161 Quantity Food Preparation 3
CULART 201 Management of Human Resources in Hospitality 3
CULART 225 Sanitation and Safety 1
CULART 240 Procurement, Purchasing and Selection 3
FN 060 Modified Diets 3
FN 064 Nutrition Management 3
FN 098 Food and Nutrition Work Experience 1 - 4
FN 162 Introduction to Food and Nutrition 3
 
Total Units 26 - 29

DIETETIC SERVICE SUPERVISOR Certificate

Students receive education and training for entry level management positions in a food service department within a health care facility, community care or school food service organizations.  Supervisors write menus, design diets, teach classes to food service personnel and give instruction on individual diets.   

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CULART 160 Introduction to Foods 3
CULART 161 Quantity Food Preparation 3
CULART 225 Sanitation and Safety 1
CULART 240 Procurement, Purchasing and Selection 3
FN 060 Modified Diets 3
FN 064 Nutrition Management 3
FN 162 Introduction to Food and Nutrition 3
FN 167 Nutrition Care Internship 6
CULART 050 Healthy Cooking and Special Diets 3
 
Total Units 28

Career Opportunities

Faculty

Faculty Chair: Meyer, Stacy L

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