Dietetics/Nutrition/Family and Consumer Studies
The Los Angeles City College's Family and Consumer Studies Dietetics/Nutrition Program offers an Associates Degree for Transfer in Nutrition/Dietetics and a Certificated Program of Achievement for Dietetic Service Supervisors.
The Associates Transfer Degree in Dietetics/Nutrition provides the first two years of the Registered Dietetian Pathway.
Leads to careers Including dietitian, nutritionist, nutrition educator, weight loss counselor, dietitian technician, food services manager, patient service manager, nutrition researcher, lactation consultant, sports and cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes educator, and many others.
The Associate degree tack may be completed in two years and consists of liberal arts, nutrition, and sciences courses. The support courses in the curriculum pattern allow the student to explore special interests that are related to their personal/professional goals/interest.
If you are planning a career in Nutrition/Dietetics or Food Services, LACC can set you on the pathway to your success with an Associates Transfer Degree in Dietetics/Nutrition and a Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate Program, with Dietary Manager Exam Eligibility
MAJOR CORE COURSES (15 UNITS)
- F&CS 21 Nutrition
- Psych 001 General Psychology
- Chem 101 General Chemistry
- Micro 120 General Microbiology
- List A: 2 courses- Anatomy 001 Introduction to Human Anatomy or Physical 001 Introduction to Human Phsyiology
- Math 227 Statistics
- List B: 1 course- FCS 24 Food Preparation or FCS 50 Sanitation and Safety
Dietetic Service Supervisor (DSS) Program prepares students for entry-level managment opportunities in food service. Succesful completion of the DSS Certificate also qualifies students to take the Dietary Manager Certifying Exam through Pathway I. Most Certified Dietary Managers work in healthcare settings such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, senior living communities, and hospitals. In these settings the Certified Dietary Manager is involved in nutrition screening, documentation, and care planning for patients and residents. For additional details, please see the Certified Board for Dietary Managers, the Credentialing Agency for the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals website at http://www.cbdmonline.org