Nutrition (A.S.)

The Nutrition Associates degree program prepares graduates for acceptance in to a baccalaureate nutrition program by providing the coursework required in the first two years of a baccalaureate nutrition program. The program prepares graduates to:


Goal I: Identify the role of nutrients in human health.

  • Objective 1: Identify the four major biological compounds and the non-biological molecules found in different types of food and how these are used in the body
  • Objective 2: Identify nutritional issues and concerns across the lifespan
  • Objective 3: Demonstrate the ability to create a healthy menu based on best current nutritional principles taking into consideration cultural, economic, and available resources
Goal II: Demonstrate an understanding of food safety and sanitation.
  • Objective 1: Demonstrate the appropriate techniques for safely preparing, serving and storing food
  • Objective 2: Explain the role of microbes in food contamination and food production
Goal III: Demonstrate effective written communications.
  • Objective 1: Create a written menu plan using traditional professional literature or online resources from accredited academic, governmental regulatory or professional association sites