AAS, Dietetic Technician

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Program Description

Associate of Applied Science, Dietetic Technician is a two-year program. For a complete description of the program, please refer to the Dietetic Technician Program web page.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CUL 100 Sanitation/HACCP 2
BIOL 200 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
English/Communications 2 3
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher) 2 3
NUTR 100 Introduction to Dietetic Technician Program 0.5
NUTR 220 Food Service Systems Management 3
 Semester Total14.5
2nd semester
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
COM 113 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3
Communications/English 2 3
NUTR 221 Quantity Food Purchasing 3
NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
NUTR 291 Nutrition Internship-Food Service (Summer Session) 3
 Semester Total3
4th semester
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 1 3
NUTR 233 Community and Lifecycle Nutrition 3
NUTR 253 Cultural Considerations in Nutrition and Health Care 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
 Semester Total12
5th semester
Human Relations 1 3
NUTR 243 Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dietetic Techs I 3
NUTR 244 Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dietetic Techs II 3
NUTR 292 Nutrition Internship-Community 3
 Semester Total12
6th semester
NUTR 293 Nutrition Internship-Clinical ( Summer Session) 3
 Semester Total3
 Total Units60.5

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


 See program recommendations or requirements.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity [3]
Cultural Considerations in Nutrition and Health Care
Composition I
Composition Enhanced
Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
Composition II
Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Business Speech Communications
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
General Psychology
Human Relations3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
BIOL 190AIntroduction to Cell and Molecular Biology3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
BIOL 190LIntroduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 200Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology3
COM 113Fundamentals of Speech Communications3
Emphasis Requirements
CUL 100Sanitation/HACCP2
NUTR 100Introduction to Dietetic Technician Program0.5
NUTR 220Food Service Systems Management3
NUTR 221Quantity Food Purchasing3
NUTR 223Principles of Nutrition3
NUTR 233Community and Lifecycle Nutrition3
NUTR 243Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dietetic Techs I3
NUTR 244Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dietetic Techs II3
NUTR 253Cultural Considerations in Nutrition and Health Care3
NUTR 291Nutrition Internship-Food Service3
NUTR 292Nutrition Internship-Community3
NUTR 293Nutrition Internship-Clinical3
Total Units60.5

Students completing the degree will:

  • Demonstrate application of theoretical and practical foundations to be adequately prepared as entry-level dietetic technician practitioners.
  • Demonstrate academic and practical knowledge of standards appropriate to dietetic practice.
  • Be eligible to take the national credentialing exam for Dietetic Technician, Registered.