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Nutrition and Dietetics Degree

Nutrition and Dietetics Degree (0521)

The associate degree curriculum in nutrition and dietetics prepares students to transfer into a curriculum at a four year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree.  Opportunities in the field include positions in: management in hospitals, schools, hotels and restaurants; clinical dietetics in acute care hospitals, clinics and convalescent homes; community nutrition at all levels - international, federal, state, and local; research, product development and testing; teaching, and promotion of food in business.


​Course Name and Number ​Course Title ​Units
Nutrition and Food 115 or 115H Nutrition​ 3​
Nutrition and Food 116 Principles of Food Preparation​ 3​
Biology 229​ General Microbiology​ 5​
Chemistry 219​ General Chemistry​ 5​
Psychology 100 OR​ Introduction to Psychology​ 3​
Psychology 100 H​ Honors Introduction to Psychology​

Recommended Electives:

  • Anthropology 100 or 100H or Sociology 100 or 100H; 
  • Biology 249;
  • Economics 120; 
  • English 101 or 101H
  • Nutrition and Food 101
  • Nutrition and Food 118
  • Nutrition and Food 190 or 299

Courses recommended for upper division standing check with the Division

Counselor and the transfer school to verify current courses.

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: