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

Division: Career Technical Education


The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree (AS-T) is designed to provide an opportunity for the Nutrition and Dietetics major to achieve an Associate in Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics) while completing the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year institution. Students successfully completing this degree will acquire a fundamental knowledge to integrate and apply the principles of the food and nutrition sciences, human behavior, and the biomedical sciences. Students will learn to design and manage effective nutrition programs, and utilize food for human growth in a variety of settings including health care organizations, food service operations, business and industry (product development, marketing, consulting), education and research, health promotion, and private practice counseling. Careers include: Nutritionist, Nutrition Educator, Weight Loss Counselor, Diet Technician, Food Services Manager, Patient Services Manager, Dietitian, Pediatric Dietitian, Nutrition Researcher, Sports and Cardiac Rehabilitation Dietitian, Nutrition Consultant, Diabetes Educator, and many others. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

To earn an Associate in Arts degree for Transfer (AS-T) students must complete:

  1. a minimum of 27-28 units of major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or the Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  3. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework
  4. have an overall GPA of 2.0, (5) and a grade of C or better in all major coursework per Title V. Local graduation requirements are not applicable.
Required CORE Courses (20 units):
BIOL 220 CMedical Microbiology4
CHEM 111ACGeneral Chemistry I5
CHEM 111BCGeneral Chemistry II5
HRC 100 CNutrition3
or KIN 270 C Nutrition Science and Application
PSY 101 CIntroduction to Psychology3
or PSY 101HC Honors Introduction to Psychology
List A - Select one course from the following list (4 units):4
General Human Anatomy4
General Human Physiology4
Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
Probability and Statistics: Social Sciences (same as SOC 161 C)4
Honors Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (Same as SOC 161HC)
Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (same as PSY 161 C)4
Honors Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (Same as PSY 161HC)
List B - Complete the following course (3 units):
HRC 135 CCulinary Fundamentals I3
Total Units27