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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
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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.
Growing up in a Sicilian restaurant family in Chicago sparked my passion for food from a young age. After graduating from Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, I developed an overwhelming sense of wanderlust. My travels led me to accept various culinary roles around the country, including a position at the prestigious Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida and an Executive Chef position in New York. Throughout my journey, I earned an Associates degree in Culinary Arts, a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Food Science and a Master’s degree in Technical Education. I am also a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Educator through the American Culinary Federation (ACF)
Prior to joining Cypress College in 2008, I was the Executive Chef at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel where I headed up several red carpets events including Disney’s 50th Anniversary, the Pirates of the Caribbean and High School Musical movie premiers. I am passionate about teaching and inspiring my students in a way that will set them up for success as they venture out in to the hospitality industry.
I am Rosanne Heller, a Registered Dietitian who works full-time in the nutrition field at various locations throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. My experience and background help me teach nutrition at Cypress College. I have taught both in classroom and online settings, and have been teaching this course at Cypress since 2008. I also teach equivalent course material at other community colleges. I believe that my experience in the nutrition field, both from a didactic and classroom, setting allows me to provide solid nutrition information to my students. I love to share my knowledge about nutrition and the changes it has made in my life and health and show you how it can change yours.
I have been teaching for almost 20 years and am a new addition to Cypress College. I attended two years at a community college and then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona to earn my bachelors degree in Dietetics. I completed a Dietetic Internship through the Veteran's Administration in coordination with UCLA. With that program, I earned a Masters of Public Health and became a Registered Dietitian. A few years later, I completed a program that allowed me to become a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am also a mom to three children and a wife to my husband. I love teaching but what you might not know is that sometimes I am lecturing to myself! I am nowhere near perfect when it comes to food, and I am so grateful that every semester I get to remind myself that eating greens is worth the effort and that beans just might save my life - for real.
I am happy to be a new addition to the HRC team at Cypress College. I am a Registered Dietitian and a Doctor in Public Health. I have a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology. These three majors complement each other well; understanding how foods are grown, harvested and manufactured - as well as their nutrient content - can help in tailoring disease prevention and management interventions with a goal of improving population health. My research interests have been in the area of obesity and youth. I am passionate about early nutrition education, and understand that behavioral change is not easy.
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.