Standards of Program: As guided by the Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) initiative developed jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service and the National Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Association to improve nutrition services in the WIC programs.
The Community Nutrition Worker Certificate (CNW) develops skills and competencies in the area of food, nutrition and wellness for public health. It is specifically geared towards employees who work for WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. VENA competencies have been correlated with this curriculum.
2020-2021 Required Courses: 16 credits
NTR104 Nutrition (3) or NTR200 Human Nutrition* (3)
NTR123 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle (3) Prerequisites: NTR104 or NTR200*
NTR127 Breastfeeding & Human Lactation (1)
NTR134 Healthy Weight for Kids (1)
NTR191 Nutrition Counseling Skill Development (3) Prerequisites: NTR104 or NTR200*
NTR201 Nutrition Literacy (1) Prerequisites: NTR104 or NTR200*
NTR219 Community Nutrition (3) Prerequisites: NTR104 or NTR200*
NTR232a Food and Culture (1)
*Required for Nutrition & Dietetic Technician AAS Degree
–Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
–Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.