Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T

Cerro Coso IWV campus

What can I do with this?

Associate Degree for Transfer: A Degree with a GuaranteeWe are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AS-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. More information on the Degree with a Guarantee Program.

Nutrition and Dietetics Degree for Transfer

  • Guarantees acceptance to the CSU system
  • Prepares students for transfer at the junior level to California State University programs and colleges offering bachelor's degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics and careers in:
    • Nutrition Science
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Community Nutrition
    • Food Management And Production

Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

What will I learn?

  • To identify the macronutrients and major micronutrients, their main sources, functions, and signs of toxicity and deficiency.
  • To evaluate safety and sanitation practices and appropriate techniques in the preparation and cooking of a variety of foods.
  • To describe applied areas of psychology, including clinical counseling and community, organization, and school health.
  • To explain the driving force behind chemical bonding, be able to classify bonds as ionic, covalent or both, apply bonding theories to predict structure and properties of substances.
  • To compare and contrast different mechanisms used by various pathogens to invade host organ systems and cause disease.
  • To apply concepts of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, or statistics.

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.

Required Core (16-17 units): Complete all of the following courses:

LIST A: Select at least 1 course (4-6 units) from the following:

LIST B: Select at least 1 course (3 units) from the following:

Program Pathways

All classes needed for this degree are available at the following campuses: CC Online Ridgecrest / IWV

Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 60.0 units and will likely take 4 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

60.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $2,760 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $6,360 for 4 semesters


60.0 units

at $375 per unit

Equals $22,500 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $26,100 for 4 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.