Associate of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T)

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing the Associate of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T) will be able to seamlessly transfer in the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Nutrition or Dietetics. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of nutrition through the study of nutrition, culinary, biology, chemistry, and other course work. Students will acquire skills and knowledge in nutrition, food safety, culinary, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and other areas. This degree is specifically intended to facilitate a seamless transfer to the CSU system, but it also provides preparation that may assist with employment in hospital, school, skilled nursing facilities or other institutional food service or dietary departments. 

Transfer & Career Opportunities

Associate of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T) degree is intended to meet the lower-division requirements for Nutrition or Dietetics for all CSU campuses that offer a similar degree. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Completion of the Associate of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T) may assist students with employment in a hospital, school, skilled nursing facilities or other institutional food service or dietary departments. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree are food technology and development, nutritionist, diet technician, diet counseling. A baccalaureate degree and completion of other requirements can lead to career opportunities as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Program Outcomes

  • Physiological process such as digestions, absorption, transportation and metabolism of nutrients
  • Common food safety issues including causes and potential preventative solutions
  • Relationship between nutrition and lifestyle factors and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
GENERAL EDUCATION37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES15
BIOL 040General Microbiology *4
CHEM 001General Chemistry 1 *5
NUTR 018Nutrition *3
PSY 001General Psychology *3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST A8
Select two courses from the following list:
BIOL 030Human Anatomy4
BIOL 031Human Physiology4
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST B4
Select one course from the following list:
MATH 021Introduction to Statistics *4
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ELECTIVES9
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units. Recommend NUTR 020 and NUTR 107 as electives.
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TOTAL60

The Associate in Science Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).