Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Associate in Science Degree
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_NADT
Control Number: 08667
Students completing this program are prepared to join the nutrition and dietetics team in various nutritional aspects of health care. Graduates from this program are employed by acute care, long term care, and rehabilitation hospitals, as well as by community agencies that provide education in nutrition. Completion of the following courses, along with the Associate Degree program at Orange Coast College qualifies the student to sit for the Nutritional and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) exam. Students are highly encouraged to become a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Upon successful completion of these courses (with grade of ‘C’ or better), the program requirements, and the General Education Requirements, students will receive a Verification Statement from the program director confirming that all requirements of the program have been met. Students will then be eligible to take the National Registration Exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
This program has been granted full accreditation by:
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
It is recommended that the student complete at least 15-17 units of general education requirements prior to entering the program.
- Demonstrate competent entry-level skills of a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) in order to meet the employment needs of the community.
- Communicate and work effectively with an interdisciplinary workforce and clientele of the community.
- Participate in personal growth and lifelong learning activities
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
- MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
- MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
|ALH A010||Health Occupations||0.5|
|ALH A111||Medical Terminology||3|
|ALH A115||Patient Care||2.5|
|FN A170||Nutrition 1||3|
|FSM A150||Fundamentals of Food Preparation 1||4|
|FSM A160||Sanitation and Safety 1||3|
|FSM A260||Supervision and Training Techniques 1||3|
|FSM A151||Food Production Management 1||2|
|NC A175||Health Care Field Experience 1||4|
|NC A180||Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy 1||3|
|Completion of the first year with a "C" grade in all courses is required before beginning second year.|
|FN A144||Life Cycle Nutrition||3|
|FN A171||Applied Nutrition||2|
|NC A280||Intermediate Nutrition Care||2|
|NC A281||Supervised Practice 1||3|
|FSM A250||Menu Planning and Purchasing||3|
|NC A285||Advanced Nutrition Care||2|
|NC A286||Supervised Practice 2||3|
These courses meet the California Department of Public Health requirement for Dietetic Service Supervisor.
|Minimum Program Major Units||51|
|AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||69|
Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Suggested Electives
|ALH A120||Human Diseases||2|
|ALH A130||Applied Pharmacology||3|
|CMST A100||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|FN A195||Food Science||4|
|PSYC A100||Introduction to Psychology||3|