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2018-2019

Associate in Science

Liberal Arts - Nutrition

This option is for those students who seek a concentration in the specific study of nutrition and its relationship to health and who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. The curriculum is designed to provide a solid academic foundation for students who plan attend a wide range of health career programs leading to employment in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, schools, youth agencies, laboratories, and nutritional counseling practices.  

Graduates will be able to:

  • Explain how food is digested, absorbed, and used for growth and energy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between healthy eating habits and the prevention and treatment of diseases.
  • Explain why nutrient requirements change over the lifespan.
  • Design a healthy diet supporting the individualized needs based on ethical decision-making and sensitivity to unique cultural considerations.
  • Perform scientific investigations utilizing laboratory equipment and instruments in a safe and effective manner.
  • Write laboratory reports utilizing scientific terminology. 

Note:

A. MA 108 is a prerequisite for MA 109 or test placement.

B. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all Math & Science courses.

C. It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101. For a list of WI courses available for registration, go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses 

D. Students may test out of MA 108 prior to taking MA 109. Successful completion of MA 025 or MA 025A MA 025B sequence is required for this Degree. It is recommended that students complete this requirement prior to taking college level Math and Science courses for this program.

E. Students  may test out of CIS 101 or CIS 107. If they are successful, they are required to take another 3 credits of General Education from Categories 5 or 6.

 


General Education(30 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (7 credits)
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
MA 109 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4
Science (8 credits)
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4
Technology (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3
Social Science (3 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Humanities (3 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories
Category 6 - Humanities 3

Major Requirements(18 credits)

Code Name Credits
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
SC 290 Select Topics in Science 3
Choose one (1) course from the following categories
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Category 6 - Humanities 3
Choose two (2) of the following courses
BS 100 Human Biology 4
BS 101 Biology I 4
BS 102 Biology II 4
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CH 212 Organic Chemistry II 4

Option Requirements(13 credits)

Code Name Credits
SC 103 Nutrition 4
SC 112 Sport Nutrition 3
BS 212 Biology of Aging 3
BS 213 Microbiology of Food 3

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
SC 103 Nutrition 4.0
Humanities Course 3.0
Total 17.0
Second Semester Credits
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
MA 109 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4.0
SC 112 Sport Nutrition 3.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 17.0
Third Semester Credits
BS 212 Biology of Aging 3.0
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I 4.0
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
Science Elective 4.0
Total 14.0
Fourth Semester Credits
BS 213 Microbiology of Food 3.0
SC 290 Select Topics in Science 3.0
Humanities OR Social Science Course 3.0
Science Elective 4.0
Total 13.0