This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for the Nutrition and Dietetics major to achieve an Associate in Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics) while completing the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year institution.

Students successfully completing this degree will acquire a fundamental knowledge to integrate and apply the principles of the food and nutrition sciences, human behavior, and the biomedical sciences. Students will learn to design and manage effective nutrition programs, and utilize food for human growth in a variety of settings including health care organizations, food service operations, business and industry (product development, marketing, consulting), education and research, health promotion, and private-practice counseling. 

The program also offers:

  • Comprehensive, hands-on and high-quality education
  • Experienced and passionate faculty
  • Accredited degrees and certificates
  • Small classes with faculty and student interaction
  • Affordable tuition
  • Career Fair
  • Job opportunities with local hospitality employers
  • University transfer partnerships
  • Cypress Bistro, a student-run restaurant

Frequently Asked Questions

Culinary Fundamentals Certificate
Food and Beverage Management Certificate
Hospitality Management Certificate
Associate in Science in Food and Beverage Management
Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T)
Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer (AS-T)

The program is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. Units vary by course, but the average is three units per course. Unit fees for the 15-unit certificate would be $690, the 36-unit advanced certificate would be $1,656, and the 60-unit associate degree would be $2,760. Most students also qualify for some form of financial aid.

Most full-time students taking 15 credits per semester can complete a certificate in one to three semesters and an associate in science degree in two years. Students may elect to attend part time as well.

Hotel, Restaurant, and Culinary Arts students have many career opportunities, particularly with local employers. Some of the many employers of program graduates include the Aramark Gastronome at CSU Fullerton, Sodexo Disney Castmember Cafeteria, Fairview Commons MBK Senior Living, Jay’s Catering, House of Blues Live Nation, Young’s Market, St. Jude Hospital, Hyatt, Marriott, Pelican Hill, Disneyland Resort, Cellar, Vaca, Pueblo, and Urban Plates.

There are no additional requirements to enroll in this program; however, some courses do have prerequisites that can be viewed in the Cypress College Catalog and the Schedule of Classes.