Nutrition Education, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_NCNE
Control Number: 22428
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.
- Graduates will be competent entry-level Nutrition Education Assistants meeting the employment needs of the community.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|FN/NC A100||Careers in Dietetics and Food Science||1|
|FN A144||Life Cycle Nutrition||3|
|FSM A160||Sanitation and Safety||3|
|FN A125||Vegetarian Nutrition||1|
|FN A180||Principles of Foods||3|
|NC A180||Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy||3|
|FN A171||Applied Nutrition||2|
|FN A185||Cultural Foods||2|
|NC A280||Intermediate Nutrition Care||2|
|NC A281||Supervised Practice 1||3|
|FN A136||Nutrition, Fitness and Performance||3|
|HMDV A180||Child Growth and Development||3|