Feb 24, 2020  
Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
    
Spring 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foods and Nutrition A.S.


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Foods and Nutrition is a Transfer Degree
Division: Natural and Health Science
Academic Dept: Food Service Administration
HEGIS: 5404
Curriculum Chair: Teresa Schlanger
Telephone: 914-606-6750
Email: teresa.schlanger@sunywcc.edu

A Note about Program Requirements


The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The growing public interest in nutrition has greatly expanded job opportunities in the field of foods, nutrition, and dietetics. Today, professional nutritionists and registered dietitians are employed in wellness and physical fitness centers, health care facilities, public health agencies, childcare centers, schools, food industries, and as consultants in a variety of settings.

The Associate in Science in Foods and Nutrition degree program prepares students to transfer from Westchester Community College into a baccalaureate program with an area of specialization in nutrition and/or dietetics. The curriculum follows the academic requirements for DPD’s of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND)  of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND).

The program combines the basics of nutrition care with the science and liberal arts courses necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university. By choosing their courses carefully, most of our graduates are able to transfer and complete their studies in two additional years. Westchester Community College has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities.

To maximize success in transferring to a four-year institution, a minimum grade of “C” is needed in all courses. To transfer to a SUNY school, an additional course in American History, Western Civilization or another World Civilization course is required.

Students interested in working as dietetic technicians immediately upon graduation from Westchester Community College should take the A.A.S. in Dietetic Technology (Nutrition Care).

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  2. Students will provide comprehensive nutrition care based on accurate and complete assessment, careful planning and recognition of resource limitations.
  3. Students will demonstrate their ability to use efficiently and effectively the techniques and tools for managing food service systems.
  4. Students will demonstrate a life-long approach to learning.

Program Note(s):


Required Screening
Students admitted into this program must complete, at their own expense, a successful criminal background check and drug screening prior to beginning clinical courses. Please consult the curriculum chair of your program for additional details regarding the timetable and procedure for completing these requirements.

Related Resources


For more information regarding the dietetics profession go to: www.eatright.org.

General Education Requirements - 38 Credits


Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .

Basic Communication (3 credits)


Humanities (3 credits)


Social Sciences (3 credits)


Select ONE of the following courses:

The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations (3 credits)


  • Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

                    The Arts – see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Foreign Language – see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Other World Civilizations – see SUNY General Education Courses  

American History or Western Civilization (3 credits)


  • Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

                    American History – see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Western Civilization – see SUNY General Education Courses  

Minimum Total Credits - 63


Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

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