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Nutrition Education, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_NCNE

Control Number: 22428

Financial Aid Eligible

Students who graduate from this program are prepared for employment in one of the fastest growing and most prolific industries in Southern California, encompassing weight control clinics, health and exercise spas and gymnasiums, community agencies concerned with nutrition education, and manufacturers and distributors of nutrition-related products.

Program Outcome

Graduates will be competent entry-level Nutrition Education Assistants meeting the employment needs of the community.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
BIOL A221Anatomy-Physiology4
FBM A102Sanitation and Safety2
FN A100Careers in Dietetics and Food Science1
or NC A100 Careers in Dietetics/FDSCI
FN A125Plant-based Nutrition1
FN A144Life Cycle Nutrition3
FN A180Principles of Foods3
FN A170Nutrition3
FN A171Applied Nutrition1.5
FN A185Cultural Foods2
NC A180Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy3
NC A280Intermediate Nutrition Care2
NC A281Supervised Practice 13
Total Units28.5
Nutrition Education Suggested Electives: 
CDE A180 Child, Growth and Development
FN A136 Nutrition, Fitness and Performance

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing. 

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FN A100 Careers in Dietetics and Food Science 1
FBM A102 Sanitation and Safety 2
FN A170 Nutrition 3
FN A144 Life Cycle Nutrition 3
FN A180 Principles of Foods 3
Semester 2
FN A125 Plant-based Nutrition 1
NC A180 Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy 3
BIOL A221 Anatomy-Physiology 4
Year 2
Semester 1
FN A171 Applied Nutrition 1.5
FN A185 Cultural Foods 2
NC A280 Intermediate Nutrition Care 2
NC A281 Supervised Practice 1 3
 Total Units28.5