Nutrition & Dietetic Technician (AAS Degree) Details

2020-2021
Nutrition & Dietetic Technician A.A.S. Degree 
Total 65 credits

General Education Requirements (23-28):
The general education requirements indicated below by an asterisk (*) must be completed before applying for admission to the Nutrition & Dietetic Technician Program. Students must have earned a grade of “C” or better. Completion of required Chemistry (CHM) course within last (5) five years. Refer to College Catalog for course descriptions and course pre-requisites.

*Written Communication (3):
 ENG101 English Composition I (3) OR ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

*Mathematics (3-4):
 BUS101 Business Mathematics (3) OR MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

*Physical and Biological Science (8-12)
Select one group that includes both biology and chemistry:

BIO160 Introduction to to Human Anatomy/Physiology (4) AND
CHM130 Fundamentals of Chemistry (4) or higher
OR
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology (4) AND
CHM138 Chemistry for Allied Health (4) or higher
OR
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) AND
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) AND
CHM130 Fundamentals of Chemistry (4) or higher
OR
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) AND
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) AND
CHM138 Chemistry for Allied Health (4) or higher

Oral Communication (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Arts and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above in the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Arts and Humanities AGEC lists.

Social and Behavioral Science (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above in the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC lists.

Recommended Proficiencies:

  • ·High school diploma or GED.
  • ·Completion of degree requirements within three (3) years of beginning the program.

Other Requirements:

  • ·Completion of NTR course requirements within three (3) years of beginning the program.
  • ·Meet all ACEND requirements.
  • ·With assistance from NTR157 Foundations of DT Internship faculty, students set up their own internship sites and preceptors.

Students must earn:

  • ·a grade of C or better in all required courses for this AAS degree
  • ·a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • ·a minimum of 20 credits from CAC
  • ·a minimum of 65 credits.

NTR Requirements – 2020-2021 (42 credits)
The following courses will be completed after students have been accepted into the Nutrition & Dietetic Technician AAS Degree Program

NTR 134 Healthy Weight for Kids (1)
NTR 150 Overview of Nutrition Professions (1)
NTR 163 Orientation to DT Program (pre-req.: Acceptance in to Dietetic Technician Program) (1)
NTR 200 Human Nutrition (3)
NTR 219 Community Nutrition (co-req. or pre-req.: NTR200) (3)
NTR 232a Food & Culture (1)
NTR 123 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle (pre-req.: NTR200) (3)
NTR 127 Breastfeeding/Human Lactation (1)
NTR 191 Nutrition Counseling & Skill Development (pre-req.: NTR200) (3)
NTR 201 Nutrition Literacy (1)
Community Nutrition Worker Certificate Completed

NTR 131 Introduction to Diabetes (3)
NTR 137 Carbohydrate Counting (1)
NTR 163 Orientation to DT Program (1)
NTR 247 Weight Management Theory (pre-req.: NTR200) (1)
NTR 255 Medical Terminology, Labs, & Food Drug Interaction (pre-req.: NTR200) (1)
Diabetes Care and Education Certificate Completed

NTR 142 Applied Food Science (3)
NTR 222 Nutrition Assessment & Medical Nutrition Therapy (3)
NTR 223 Food Service Management (3)
Nutrition & Health Promotion Certificate Completed

 NTR 157 Foundations of DT Internships (2)
NTR 295 DT Professional Practice Internship (1)
NTR 296 Dietetic Technician (6)
Nutrition & Dietetic Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree Completed