Degrees & Certificates
Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T
The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer is designed for prospective California State University (CSU) transfer students who are preparing for careers in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics such as a Registered Dietitian (RD), Nutritionist, Licensed Nutritionist and Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) to name a few. Completion of the Nutrition and Dietetics degree will provide a streamlined pathway for transfer to a CSU campus with a Nutrition Science or similar major. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether or not this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution. There are UC unit limitations with Chemistry courses; please see a counselor for details if you are pursuing transfer to the UC system.
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State
University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
AD-Ts also require the students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not acceptable grade for courses in the major.
The majority of Registered Dietitians (RD), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Diet Technicians (DTR) work in the treatment and prevention of disease (administering medical nutrition therapy, often part of medical teams), in hospitals, HMOs, private practice or other health-care facilities. In addition, a large number of RDs work in community and public health settings and academia and research. A growing number of RDs and Licensed Nutritionists work in the food and nutrition industry, in business, journalism, sports nutrition, corporate wellness programs and other non-traditional work settings. Preparation for the Dietetic Internship to achieve a RD, RDN, DTR or Licensed Nutritionist credential requires a bachelor’s degree in nutrition.
|BIO 7C (Microbiology)||5|
|CHEM 1A (General College Chemistry I)||5|
|NUTR 1 (Nutrition)||3|
|PSYC 1 (General Psychology)||3|
|CHEM 1B (General College Chemistry II)||5|
|CHEM 12A (Organic Chemistry I)||5|
|BIO 7A (Human Anatomy)||5|
|BIO 7B (Human Physiology)||5|
|MATH 40 (Statistics and Probability)||4|
|ANTR 3 (Social/Cultural Anthropology)||3|
|CHEM 12B (Organic Chemistry II)||5|
|CHEM 30A (Intro and Applied Chemistry I)||4|
|CHEM 30B (Intro and Applied Chemistry II)||4|
|ECON 1 (Principles of Microeconomics)||3|
|ECON 2 (Principles of Macroeconomics)||3|
|SOC 1 (Principles of Sociology)||3|
|Total Units in the Major||28-31|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||29-32|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.