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Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Foods and Nutrition A.S.


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Foods and Nutrition is a Transfer Degree
School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Nutrition and Dietetics
HEGIS: 5404
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. 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 food, nutrition, and dietetics. Today, professionals in food service, dietetics are employed in a variety of settings: wellness and physical fitness centers, health care facilities, public health agencies, childcare centers, schools, food service industry, and as consultants.

The Associate in Science in Foods and Nutrition degree program, is a two-year program which upon completion, allows graduates to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program in nutrition and/or dietetics with the ultimate goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. The program combines the basics of nutrition care, food science/management, along with required science and liberal arts courses. The program is designed to align with the academic guidelines as defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Students interested in career in food service management, our 2-year program meets the academic qualifications set by the Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals (ANFP) for the national certification exam – Certified Dietary Manager.

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.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1.  Demonstrate the ability to communicate nutrition information accurately and effectively.
  2.  Demonstrate the ability to provide comprehensive nutrition care based on accurate and complete assessment, careful planning and recognition of resource limitations.
  3.  Demonstrate the ability to use efficiently and effectively the techniques and tools for managing food service systems.

Related Resources


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

Program Note(s):


Continued enrollment in the Foods and Nutrition (Transfer) program requires the following:

  • A grade of C+ or better must be received in the following Nutrition Courses: NUTR 109 , NUTR 119 , NUTR 123 , and NUTR 206 
  • A grade of C or better must be received in the following Nutrition Courses: NUTR 118 , NUTR 120 , and NUTR 211  
  • Students must receive a grade of C or better in all required Science Courses: BIOL 115 , BIOL 121 , BIOL 123 , CHEM 107 , and CHEM 117  
  • Students must receive a grade of C or better in all required Math Courses: MATH 131  and MATH 140  
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 during each semester.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.3 is required for graduation.
  • Students will be allowed to repeat any nutrition course only once.
  • Students who do not meet the above criteria will receive notice of dismissal from the program.
  • Students may appeal the decision in writing through the Curriculum Chair. The appeal process mirrors Steps 2-4 of the Grade Appeal Process found in the Student Handbook.

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.

 

Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
NUTR 109         3  
NUTR 120     4  
NUTR 211     1  
ENG 101   3  
BIOL 115     4  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
NUTR 119   3  
BIOL 121   4  
MATH 131   4  
NUTR 118     3  
PSYCH 101  or SOC 101     3  
Semester Total Credits     17  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CHEM 107   5  
NUTR 206   3  
ENG 102     3  
BIOL 123     4  
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     18  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
NUTR 123   3  
CHEM 117     4  
MATH 140     4  
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective      3  
Semester Total Credits     14  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 64

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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