Are you interested in health and nutrition? Do you want to turn your passion for food, nutrition and the environment into a meaningful profession?

DVC's nutrition program provides a foundation for careers in growing fields like food science, dietetics, nursing, restaurant management, sports nutrition and more. Studying nutrition is a great option if you are interested in a career that is dedicated to helping people.

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Career Opportunities

The nutrition program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Dietetic Technician
  • Health Education Specialist

With additional education:

  • Dietitian
  • Food Scientist
  • Health Educator
  • Nurse
  • Nutrition/food writer
  • Nutritionist

Degrees and Certificates

Change your life with a nutrition degree and/or certificate. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.