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Nutrition and Foods


The Nutrition Department at ARC offers an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning, and achievement. Students learn to apply evidence-based nutrition principles to improve health and quality of life. The Nutrition Associate’s Degree prepares students for transfer into programs such as Dietetics, Community Nutrition, and the Health Sciences. The Department also offers a wide variety of Nutrition courses to satisfy general education requirements.

Nutrition is a multi-dimensional field of study, and can lead to careers in:

  1. Research – Academics, government
  2. Clinical Nutrition and Counseling – Registered Dietitians (RD), Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)
  3. Food Industry – Develop new foods, marketing and communications
  4. Education – Develop programs, direct education to the public
  5. Public Health – Create nutrition related policies, develop and promote nutrition education
  6. Food Service – Dietary Manager, menu development, regulation and compliance with food safety

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.S.-T. in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietary Manager/Dietary Service Supervisor Certificate
  • Guided Pathways Milestone Certificate for Multilingual Speakers: Pathway to Health Sciences Certificate