Nutrition and Food
Students in the Nutrition and Foods program will receive the best nutritional education from our professors, who are experts within the field of dietetics. The coursework will prepare them for entry level work in a variety of nutrition careers or to continue their nutrition education at the university level in pursuit of advanced post-graduate degrees and national certification as a Registered Dietitian. Students in the Dietary Services Supervisor (DSS) certificate program will complete field experience hours working side by side with Dietary Service Supervisors and Registered Dietitians at some of the finest acute care and long-term care facilities in the Inland Empire. Many students that complete our program will be offered jobs upon their completion of the program! Most of our nutrition courses utilize online diet analysis programs that will help students identify and analyze their nutritional intake and help them set goals for making healthy changes to their lifestyles. These programs are similar to what they would see in health care facilities, wellness centers, and community dietetic services. Students in any of the three programs offered will have the opportunity to improve their culinary skills while learning how to prepare healthy and safe meals in classes such as Healthy Cooking (NF 27) or Principles of Food Preparation (CUL 17) and can even earn a ServSafe Certificate in the Sanitation, Safety, and Equipment Management (CUL 15) class. These skills will provide them with a competitive edge in any entry-level dietetics or foodservice job. Come explore what an education and career in dietetics can offer you!