LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

family & consumer

studies (dietetics)

 

Chair: Kathleen Bimber

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2290 • AD200

 

Vice Chair: Janice Young

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2291 • AD200

www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/dietetics/index.html

 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED

 

Associate of Science:

Dietetic Technician

(2 & 3 year plans)

 

Certificates:

Dietetic Service Supervisor

 

The Family & Consumer Studies Department offers two career paths for students interested in a career in institutional food service and nutritional care of clients.  Students may obtain a Dietetic Technician Associate of Science degree and/or a Dietetic Service Supervisor certificate.

 

When you complete an accredited certificate program in dietetics at LACC, you will be skilled in food preparation, nutrition, food service management, food sanitation and food safety.

 

The American Dietetic Association reports that demand continues to increase steadily for dietetic professionals as our population ages and society places more emphasis on nutrition. Full-time dietetic technicians earn between $26,000 - $37,000 per year on average and are employed by hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools, public health programs, health clubs and food companies – any place where the nutritional and safe preparation of large volumes of food is required.

Career opportunities include: Food preparation, management of food production and/or nutritional counseling for: Hospitals, HMOs, Clinics, Nursing Homes and Research Facilities; WIC, Meals on Wheels and other Public Programs; Schools & Day-Care Centers; Correctional Facilities; Restaurants; Food Companies &  Distribution Operations; and Health Clubs & Weight Management Centers.
 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 


Dietetic Technician

Associate of Science Degree

Career Program

(Students desiring to transfer to a four-year Dietetics program should officially major in Liberal Studies)

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

During the July 23-24, 2001 meeting, the Dietetic Technician Program at Los Angeles City College was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of The American Dietetic Association. The address and phone number of CADE is 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, extension 5500, www.eatright.org

 

Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) are trained in food and nutrition and are an integral part of health care and food service management teams.

 

Dietetic Technicians, Registered work independently or in teams with Registered Dietitians in a variety of employment settings including health care, business and industry, community/public health, public health, food service, and research.

 

DTRs work in:

•       Hospitals, HMOs, clinics, nursing homes, retirement centers, hospices, home health care programs, and research facilities, helping to treat and prevent disease and administering medical nutrition therapy as an important part of health care teams.

•       Schools, day care centers, correctional facilities, restaurants, health care facilities, corporations, and hospitals, managing employees, purchasing, and food preparation and preparing budgets within food service operations.

•       WIC programs, community/public health agencies, Meals on Wheels, and community health programs, developing and teaching nutrition classes for the public.

•       Health clubs, weight management clinics, and community wellness centers, helping to educate clients about the connection between food, fitness, and health.

•       Food companies, contract food management companies, or food vending and distributing operations, developing menus, overseeing food service sanitation and food safety, and preparing food labeling information and nutrient analysis.

 

Educational & Professional Requirements

•       Courses are planned in sequence. Completion of all courses with at least a "C" grade is required for progress in the program.

•       The Associate of Science degree curriculum meets the requirements of CADE of the American Dietetic Association.

•       Refer to Graduation Requirements "Plan B" for additional information. Students wanting to transfer to a four-year college or university with a major in Dietetics or Nutrition should complete eighteen units in preparation for the major along with the General Education courses needed for transfer to the institution of their choice. The Associate of Arts degree should be in Liberal Studies.

 

•       Class scheduling restricts the completion of this program to the day. However, working students who are able to have one to two day(s) off during the week may complete the program.  Students must provide their own transportation to assigned supervised practice sites within the greater Los Angeles area. A Mantoux test, MMR, health exam and liability insurance are required for supervised practice courses. Some sites may require a background check.

 

•       A verification statement that allows the candidate to sit for the Dietetic Technician Registration exam is issued upon successful completion of the program, submission of a notebook documenting how the 44 DT competencies have been met and a score of at least 75% on a preparation for the DTR exam administered by the Family and Consumer Studies Department. Students are eligible for membership in the American Dietetic Association . Passing the DTR exam authorizes use of the initials "DTR" after the name. Graduates may also take the Dietary Manager Managers Exam.

 

•       DTR’s must complete professional educational requirements to maintain registration. 

            

 

SUGGESTED 2-YEAR COURSE PLAN  

(For Full-Time Students)              

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 21 (Same as Nutrition 21)..........................3

Family & Consumer Studies 50...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 55...............................................................3

Math 115..................................................................................................5

English 101..............................................................................................3

 

Second Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 24...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 56...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 156.............................................................2

Speech Communication 101....................................................................3

Biology 25................................................................................................3

Physical Education...................................................................................1

Third Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 27...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 51...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 127.............................................................2

Family & Consumer Studies 151.............................................................2

Health 11..................................................................................................3

Humanities Requirement.........................................................................3

 

Fourth Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 28...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 29...............................................................1

Family & Consumer Studies 52...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 128.............................................................2

Family & Consumer Studies 129.............................................................2

American Institutions Requirement..........................................................3

Total Units.............................................................................................62

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             ............................................................. English Composition

3 Units             ..................................... Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             ................................................................... Natural Sciences

3 Units             ............................................................................. Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency
 

 

SUGGESTED 3-YEAR COURSE PLAN

(For Part-Time Students)

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 50...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 55...............................................................3

Mathematics 115......................................................................................5

English 101..............................................................................................3

Second Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 21 (Same as Nutrition 21)..........................3

Family & Consumer Studies 56...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 156.............................................................2

Biology 25................................................................................................3

Third Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 27...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 127.............................................................2

Speech Communication 101....................................................................3

Physical Ed..............................................................................................1

Fourth Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 24...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 28...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 128.............................................................2

Health 11..................................................................................................3

Fifth Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 51...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 151.............................................................2

Humanities Requirement.........................................................................3

Sixth Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 29...............................................................1

Family & Consumer Studies 52...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 129.............................................................2

American Institutions Requirement..........................................................3

Total Units.............................................................................................62

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             ............................................................. English Composition

3 Units             ..................................... Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             ................................................................... Natural Sciences

3 Units             ............................................................................. Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 

 

Dietetic Service Supervisor

Certificate

Completion of the Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate program meets the standards of training for Dietetic Service Supervisors specified by the Department of Health Services. Completion of this certificate qualifies students to work as the food service director in a skilled nursing facility. Some responsibilities of the Dietetic Service Supervisor are to supervise employees, assure menu acceptance by clients, and manage food production. Completion of the program qualifies a person to take the Dietary Managers Exam.

 

Successful completion of English 28 is strongly advised for the DSS Certificate. Concurrent enrollment, or completion of Math 105, or Learning Skills 10ABC is advised to ensure successful completion of many courses in this certificate. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses. Students must provide their own transportation to assigned field placement sites.  A Mantoux test, health exam and liability insurance are required for supervised practice courses. Some sites may require a background check.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 21 (Same as Nutrition 21)..........................3

Family & Consumer Studies 50...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 51...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 55...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 151.............................................................2

English 28 (strongly advised)

Second Semester

Family & Consumer Studies 24...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 52...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 56...............................................................3

Family & Consumer Studies 156.............................................................2

Mathematics 105 or Learning Skills 10ABC (strongly advised)

Total Units.............................................................................................25
 

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 21

(SAME AS NUTRITION 21)

Nutrition

3 UNITS -  (UC: CSU)

Co-requisite: English 21 or equivalent.

The current concepts in nutrition are presented in a lecture/discussion for-mat. Nutrition is the science that deals with the role of nutrients in the humanbody. Nutrition in human development from conception through the life cycleis emphasized.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 24

Food Preparation

3 UNITS -  (CSU)

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

This course is offered only in the spring semesters. The scientific fundamen-tals of food preparation are emphasized using current technology. The roleof food in cultures, nutrition and the economy are integrated into meal plan-ning and preparation.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 27

Nutrition Care

3 UNITS -  (CSU)

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Studies 21, 55, 56 or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Family and Consumer Studies 127required.

Advisory: English 101, Biology 25 or Anatomy 1.

This course is offered only fall semesters, day session. Nutrition problems ofpatients with cancer, AIDS, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases,and liver diseases are studied for appropriate menu modifications. The de-velopment and implementation of nutrition care plans are emphasized.

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 28

Advanced Nutrition Care

3 UNITS -  (CSU)

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Studies 27 or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Family and Consumer Studies 128required.

This course is offered only spring semesters, day session. Nutritional needsat each stage of the life cycle are studied in depth. Cultural food preferencesare studied and incorporated into nutrition education and counseling of cli-ents.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 29 

Dietetic Seminar

1 UNIT -  (CSU)

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Studies 28 with a satisfactory grade orequivalent.

This course is offered only spring semesters, day session. Introduction toinstitutional menu analysis for food requisitioning, food production planningand implementation. Basic principles of quantity cooking are emphasized.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 31

Marriage and Family Life

3 UNITS -  (UC: CSU)

Prerequisite: English 21 or equivalent.

Interpersonal growth and rewarding relationship are explored over the courseof the family life cycle. Examines the impact of social, psychological andeconomic forces that affect the family.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 50

Sanitation and Safety

3 UNITS -  (CSU)

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in English 21 or equivalent.

An introduction to the basic principles of food borne illnesses, sanitationprinciples and systems, quality assurance, safety, work simplification andgovernment regulation of food service.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 51 

Food Production Management

3 UNITS -  (CSU)

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment Family and Consumer Studies 151 is required. 

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent, Mathematics 105 or Learning Skills 10ABC or higher.

Students can satisfy English and Mathematics requirements by appropriate placement on the College Assessment.

This course is offered only fall semesters, day session. Introduction to institutional menu analysis for food requisitioning, food production planning and implementation.  Basic principles of quantity cooking are emphasized.      

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 52

Food Service Management

3 UNITS -  (CSU)

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Studies 51 and 55  or equivalent.

Principles of management of resources in quantity food service including selection, evaluation, supervision, financial statements, cash control, budgeting, computer applications.

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 55 

Dietetic Education

3 UNITS -  (CSU)

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.

This course is offered only fall semesters. An introduction to careers in dietetics and school food service. The application of communication skills to training, counseling, and education is studied.   

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 56

Nutrition Delivery Systems

3 UNITS -  (CSU)

Co-requisite: Family and Consumer Studies 156 required.

Advisories: English 21 or equivalent, and Mathematics 105 or higher, Learning Skills 10ABC or higher.

This course is offered only spring semesters, day session. Introduction to nutrition delivery systems and institutional menu diet modifications. State and Federal regulatory guidelines for food service are studied.

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 127

Nutrition Care Laboratory

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Physical examination, negative TB test with the past 6 months, MMR, student malpractice insurance.

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment with Family and Consumer Studies 27 required.

This course is offered only fall semesters, day session. This clinical laboratory provides supervised practice in development and implementation of nutrition care plans in acute care facilities.   

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 128

Advanced Nutrition Care Laboratory

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Studies 127 Physical examination, negative TB test within the past 6 months, MMR, student malpractice insurance.

Co-requisite: Family and Consumer Studies 28.

This course is offered only spring semesters, day session. This clinical laboratory provides supervised practice in group education and counseling of clients from various stages of the life cycle.

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 129

Dietetic Laboratory

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Physical examination and negative TB test within the past 6 months, student malpractice insurance; Family and Consumer Studies 151.

This course is offered only spring semesters, day session. This clinical laboratory provides supervised practice in management and marketing of food service facilities.         

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 151

Food Production Management Laboratory

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Physical examination and negative TB test within the past 6 months, student malpractice insurance.

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Family and Consumer Studies 51 required.

This course is offered only fall semesters, day session. This clinical laboratory provides supervised practice in food requisitioning, food production planning and quantity food production.  

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 156

Nutrition Delivery Systems Laboratory  

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Physical examination and negative TB test within the past 6 months, student malpractice insurance.

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Family and Consumer Studies 56 required.

This course is offered only spring semesters, day session. This clinical laboratory provides supervised practice in nutritional services including modified diets and the health care team. Nutrition delivery systems are evaluated according to state and federal regulatory guidelines.      

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 185

Directed Study — 1 UNIT    (CSU)

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 2855

Directed Study — 2 UNITS  (CSU)

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 385

Directed Study — 3 UNITS  (CSU)

Conference 1 hour per unit.

Allows students to pursue Directed Study on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Refer to the "Directed Study" section of this catalog for additional information.

Credit Limit: A maximum of 3 units in Directed Study may be taken for credit.  This course enables Family Consumer Studies students to pursue on their own an in-depth study of a subject of special interest in the field of Family and Consumer Studies.  Consultation with the instructor on a weekly basis, plus independent work is required.
 

 

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