Program: Nutrition & Dietetics

Overview

Nutrition & Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics is one of the fastest growing industries. Hospitals, clinics, schools, senior living centers, wellness programs, community and public health centers, universities, and the hospitality industry are always in need of trained food service professionals. LBCC’s Nutrition and Dietetics program prepare students for entry-level jobs in two years or less. Students earn state recognized certification and receive hands-on training in local healthcare facilities.

CERTIFIED DIETARY MANAGER (CDM) ELIGIBILITY

Our Nutrition and Dietetics Program at Long Beach City College is an approved training center by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), which administers the credentialing exam for the Certified Dietary Manager certificate (CDM).

The Long Beach City College offers multiple pathways to prepare you to sit for the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®|CFPP®) Credentialing Exam.

PATHWAY I:

This pathway is designed for candidates who do not have a 2- or 4-year higher education degree. Approved by ANFP, our Dietetic Service Supervisor (DSS) training program offers 10 courses of educational content and 150 hours of field experience. After successfully completing our DSS program you simply submit a copy of your LBCC certificate of Achievement to be eligible to sit for the CBDM® exam.

PATHWAY II:

This pathway is designed for candidates who hold a 2- or 4-year college degree in foodservice management or nutrition, 2-year culinary arts degree, or 2-year hotel-restaurant management degree. Graduates of LBCC’s Nutrition Assistant (NA) training program and LBCC’s AA degree in DSS are eligible for the (CDM®|CFPP®) Credentialing Exam.

PATHWAY III(b):

This pathway is designed for candidates who have at least 2 or more years of noncommercial foodservice management experience.

Our ANFP-approved Nutrition and Foodservice Professional Training Pathway III(b) is designed for working professionals who have at least 2 years of noncommercial foodservice management experience and are looking to prepare for the (CDM®|CFPP®) Credentialing Exam.

Once candidates complete the course they will submit their certificate to the ANFP along with an employment verification document.

PATHWAY V:

This pathway is designed for candidates who hold an alternate 2-year, 4-year, or higher college degree. Students selecting this pathway must have at least 5 years of institutional foodservice management experience, and are looking to prepare for the (CDM®|CFPP®) Credentialing Exam.

NUTRITION & DIETETICS - Program Brochure
 

    The Nutrition and Dietetics program is committed to nurturing a learning environment that:

    • Provides the healthcare institution with culturally-diverse nutrition and dietetic practitioners who have excellent training, ethics, and professionalism.
    • Supports the lifelong academic and professional success of every student, regardless of race, national origin or economic status.
    • Contributes to the development of the student competency to provide nutritional care services in food-service management and clinical nutrition care.
    • Contributes to institutional success by preparing students to complete their training and find employment successfully, and to be responsive to community needs and become active leaders and mentors in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
    Career Opportunities
    • Food Service Management
    • Nutrition Consultant
    • Nutrition Sales and Marketing
    • Health Journalist
    • Commercial Foods
    • Community Nutrition
    • CDM (Certified Dietary Manager)
    • Formula Room Technician
       

    Degrees & Certificates

    Nutrition and Dietetics (AS-T) Curriculum Guide
    Nutrition and Dietetics (AA + Cert.) Curriculum Guide

      Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Nutrition & Dietetics Program.

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

          Plan Code: 5506B/C – This Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree prepares students for a major in Nutrition and Dietetics at a four-year institution. This degree will provide students with foundations in nutritional science, food principles, biology, microbiology, chemistry sciences, and statistics required towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Food Administration at the four- year university. This AS transfer degree will allow a seamless transition to the CSU system for students interested in a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist professional pathway.

          PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

          • Utilize up to date, evidenced based practices in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
          • Communicate effectively orally and in writing in a health care or community nutrition environment whether working with children, families and seniors.
          • Advocate within the community for continued support of health and nutrition.

          Associate in Arts degree (AA), Dietetic Service Supervisor

          Plan Code: 1320 – The Dietetic Service Supervisor is the food service director of a health care facility, is a member of the dietetic team, functioning under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian or administrator. This program is the state approved program meeting federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and Title 22 requirements of the California State Department of Public Health and Certification Regulation for food service supervisors in general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation and convalescent hospitals, and intermediate care facilities. Completers are also employed in community nutrition agencies, school lunch, adult and child nutrition programs. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to apply for a Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate. The student may also receive the Associate in Arts degree if the graduation requirements are completed.

          PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

          • Synthesize the theory and principle of clinical nutrition care.
          • Manage a healthcare kitchen to industry standards.
          • Develop and conduct a nutrition presentation within a community agency.

          Associate in Arts degree (AA), Nutrition Assistant

          Plan Code: 1321 – The Nutrition Assistant is a member of the dietetic health care team, functioning under the direction of a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. This program instructs the student in nutritional care, teaching techniques, nutrition principles, diet modification, nutritional counseling and food service management. Nutrition Assistants are trained to function as nutritional care specialists in the dietary departments of hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities. For the Nutrition Assistant Program, students must fulfill the Associate Degree requirements (by completing the Certificates of Achievement for the Dietetic Service Supervisor 30-unit program, Nutrition Assistant program courses 13 units and the graduation requirements). Students completing the associate degree, in Nutrition Assistant are eligible for transfer to a four-year university and can continue their education in Dietetics/Food and Nutrition. This degree offers a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist pathway.

            Certificate of Achievement, Dietetic Service Supervisor

            Plan Code: 3320 – The Dietetic Service Supervisor is the food service director of a health care facility, is a member of the dietetic team, functioning under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian or administrator. This program is the state approved program meeting federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and Title 22 requirements of the California State Department of Public Health and Certification Regulation for food service supervisors in general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation and convalescent hospitals, and intermediate care facilities. Completers are also employed as supervisors in community nutrition agencies, school lunch, elder nutrition and child nutrition programs.  Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to apply for a Certificate of Achievement in Dietetic Service Supervisor.

            Certificate of Achievement, Formula Room Technician

            Plan Code: 3221 – This Certificate of Achievement will prepare an individual to be employed as a Formula Room Technician or Formula Room Human Milk Technician in specialized formula rooms in children hospitals and other health care institutions. The Formula Room Technician is responsible for safe and effective operation of equipment needed to prepare infant formula and maintain sanitation in the preparation room.

            PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

            • Evaluate proper safety and sanitation techniques utilized in food service systems.
            • Create menus for modified diets in the health care setting.

            Course offerings

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            FN 20
            Nutrition & Life

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            FN 21
            Food Selection/Meal Preparation

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            FN 224
            Sanitation, Safety, & Equipment

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            FN 225
            Intro. Food Service/Work Organization

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            FN 227
            Supervision & Training Techniques

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            FN 228 
            Food Production Management

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            FN 230A
            Clinical Field Experience I

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            FN 230B
            Clinical Field Experience I

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            FN 231
            Menu Planning & Food Purchasing

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            FN 232
            Therapeutic Diet

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            FN 234
            Advanced Nutrition Care

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            FN 235
            Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

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            FN 236
            Prof. Development Dietetic Seminar

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            FN 240A
            Clinical Field Experience II

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            FN 240B
            Clinical Field Experience II

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            Course descriptions

            FAQ

            do you offer the CDM certification program?

            We are in the process of updating our DSS program to CDM. Currently, under the pathway II, the graduate of LBCC’s NA program and AA degree in DSS program are eligible for the CDM,  certification exam.

            How long does it take to complete the program?

            Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

            Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

            Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

            Schools/Program Counselor Location
            Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
            Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
            Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
            Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
            Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
            Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

            Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

            Which course are transferable to UC or CSU?

            Course Number Course Name Transferable System
            FN 20 Nutrition and Life CSU & UC
            FN 21 Food Preparation and Selection CSU
            FN 26 Nutrition for the Active Person CSU

            HOW TO transfer & LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

            To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

            For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

            How much does the program cost?

            Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

            How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

            You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.

            what are the jobs?

            • CDM (Certified Dietary Manager)

            A Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®, CFPP®) has the education, training, and experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager and has proven this by passing a nationally-recognized credentialing exam and fulfilling the requirements needed to maintain certified status.

            Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) are nationally recognized experts at managing dietary operations. Many works in healthcare—nursing facilities, rehab centers, senior living communities, or hospitals. Some work in correctional facilities, schools, and the military. Others work for corporations.

            CDM, CFPPs are experts at managing foodservice operations and ensuring food safety. They are responsible for implementation of menus, foodservice purchasing, and food preparation. They apply nutrition principles, document nutrition information, manage work teams, and much more.

            • Formula Room Technician

            The Formula Tech’s primary role is the preparation of human milk and the safe and sanitary production of infant formula. The Tech is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of equipment within regulatory guidelines and sanitary maintenance of the preparation room. The Tech must interpret technical physician orders, ensure accurate dosing, maintain quality/safety, order supplies, and adhere to all policies/procedures.

            • Food Service Management
            • Nutrition Consultant
            • Nutrition Sales and Marketing
            • Health Journalist
            • Commercial Foods
            • Community Nutrition
            • CDM (Certified Dietary Manager)
            • Formula Room Technician
            • Other health related jobs and much more!

            where are the jobs?

            • Hospitals / Clinics
            • Schools Food Service
            • Fitness Centers
            • Health Clubs
            • Nutrition/Wellness Programs
            • Nursing and Retirement Homes
            • Eating Disordered Programs
            • Rehabilitation Centers /Convalescent Homes
            • Infant & Child Nutrition Programs
            • Senior Nutrition Programs