Foods & Nutrition
Message from the Curriculum Chair - AS Food & Nutrition
Welcome to Westchester Community College’s AS Foods and Nutrition program. Our program prepares graduates for two pathway choices. First is to take the national ANFP Certified Dietary Manager’s credential exam. This opens opportunities in the dietetic profession as entry level supervisory/management positions in health care food service. Second is to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program in nutrition and/or dietetics.
Our program combines the basics of nutrition care balanced with science and liberal arts courses and follows the academic requirements for successful transfer. The baccalaureate programs offer students the opportunity to take the Nutrition/Dietetic Technician, Registered exam and prepares students for entry into a coordinated master level program with the ultimate goal becoming a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.
Students are guided to take courses in sequence for best academic success here at Westchester Community College. I encourage students to make an appointment with me to determine which pathway is best for their career goals.
Our graduates report that they were well prepared with the necessary skills and knowledge upon transferring to another academic institution as they continue to pursue a career in the dietetics profession. I believe this is a testament to the program’s strong curriculum and dedicated faculty.
About the Curriculum Chair
Office location: Student Center Rm 147B
Title(s): Curriculum Chair for Foods and Nutrition
Department/Division: Food Administration/School of Health Careers, Technologies and Applied Learning.
- Lehman College – MS Nutrition
- Lehman College – BS Dietetics, Food and Nutrition
- Nutr. 101
- Nutr. 109
- Nutr. 120
Program Learning Outcomes
About Westchester Community College
Financial AidNearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
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LocationsWe’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
After successfully completing your studies at Westchester Community College you can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. NYS residents are also guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus.
Curriculum Chair: Lizette Martinez
Office Location: STC 147 B
Foods and Nutrition is a Transfer Degree
School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Nutrition and Dietetics
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