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Dietetics 
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

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This program parallels the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. It is designed to transfer.

What will students learn if they study Dietetic Transfer?
Students prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university in the study of dietetics after earning their associate degree.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?
A passing score on the College’s placement mathematics test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT 013 and MAT 014 is required for all dietetics transfer majors. in addition, a high school laboratory biology course with a minimum grade of “C” or BIO 010 and a high school laboratory chemistry or CHM 010 with a minimum grade of “C” are also required.

What will students learn if they study Dietetics?
The program is an intensive one that includes challenging science and dietetics courses, as well as general education.

How long will it take to complete this degree?
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study.

Are there any other things I should consider before I apply?
Yes, there are practical considerations, health considerations and legal considerations that you should review before making the decision to choose dietetics as a career:

Practical Considerations:

The following Practical considerations are listed so students may be better able to assess their career choice in terms of ability to succeed in the program and gain employment in the field:

1. Have written and oral communication skills in the englishlanguage to effectively and accurately communicate withpatients, peers and supervisors. 

2. Have sufficient visual acuity to accurately assess patientconditions and treat patients safely. 

3. Must have the physical capability to withstand prolonged standing and walking, working near mechanical parts, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. 

4. Demonstrate acceptable affective behaviors required by health care employees such as maintaining excellent attendance and integrity and being able to work under pressure.

5. Comprehend and follow clinical policies and procedures related to the profession you choose.