Degree Programs

Nutrition & Dietetics AS

66.5 + Physical Education and College Seminar

Nutrition & Dietetics is a science-oriented transfer program that provides the foundation needed to pursue a career in the field of dietetics and nutritional care. MVCC has transfer articulation agreements with Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, the SUNT Plattsburgh, SUNY Buffalo, and SUNY Oneonta. Other transfer opportunities exist upon the successful completion of the MVCC degree. Students in the Nutrition & Dietetics program are required to be in full uniform in each laboratory class. The uniform consists of a double- breasted, long-sleeved white chef's coat, chef's pants, black-and-white checked chef's hat, and white apron. Shoes are to be of firm leather with a slip resistant sole. Beards and mustaches must be completely covered. A doctor's physical examination is required of all students prior to enrolling in Food Service courses that require contact with food and/or related supplies. One High School Mathematics Course or its equivalent, and Chemistry (lab included) with minimum final averages of C (70), and Biology required.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To provide a sound academic curriculum for transfer to a baccalaureate institution
  • Graduates transfer to a baccalaureate institution with full junior status in a science/nutrition related program
  • Graduates will meet the SUNY requirements in general education by completing at least 7 of the 10 SUNY GE silos.
Goal 2 To prepare students to recognize how a variety of sciences interface so that the complexity of nutritional sciences can be understood
  • Students will demonstrate how N/D interfaces with other sciences.
  • Students will organize information, evaluate alternatives, and reach logical conclusions regarding the analysis
Goal 3 To prepare students to effectively communicate, both orally and in the written form
  • Students will prepare and present several oral presentations.
  • Students will write clear and concise research paper
Goal 4 To prepare students to think and solve problems relating to nutrition
  • Students will demonstrate problem solving techniques through analysis of case studies.
  • Students will collect, analyze, integrate, and formalize data in a variety of classes in the curriculum.
Goal 5 To prepare students to investigate scientific problems in a group setting 5 Students will work collaboratively in the laboratory, demonstrating skill toward the completion of common project.,/strong> Goal 6 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
BI151 Nutrition & Dietetics 1
This course provides a general understanding of nutrition as a science. The primary focus is on proper dietary habits and wellness, the causes of sickness, and governmental policies. Content areas include nutrients necessary for health and energy needs, and illness due to nutrient excesses and deficiencies. It addresses vitamins, minerals, and food safety. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA139 College Algebra
This course emphasizes algebraic manipulations and problem solving. Topics include equations and inequalities; systems of equations; factoring; radical and rational expressions; linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and, their graphs. Applications are selected from business, economics, and the natural sciences. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
BI106 Human Anatomy & Physl 1
This course covers the structure and function of the human organism and the regulatory processes that operate within a living system. It introduces general anatomical, physiological, and chemical organization, and includes the integumentary (skin), skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratories involve vertebrate dissection, the use of prosected human cadavers and human skeletal materials, microscope work, non-invasive human experimentation, and possibly animal experimentation. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or equivalent preparation, or permission from the Dean of Life and Health Sciences. Students enrolled in Life and Health Sciences Center programs are recommended to complete this course before beginning their specialized program coursework. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
3.0
BI152 Nutrition & Dietetics 2
This course explores the changing nutritional needs as an individual progresses through the normal life cycle. Social and physiological influences are examined. Specific disease states and nutritional adjustments necessitated by these as well as different nutrient delivery techniques are included. Prerequisites: BI151 Nutrition & Dietetics 1 and BI106 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MA110 Elementary Statistics
This course introduces probability and statistics. Topics include graphs, tables, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal distribution, correlation and regression, probability, and inferential statistics. This course is available in two formats: lecture only, or lecture plus laboratory using technology. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA090 Essential Math Skills or MA 091 Introductory Algebra, or equivalent. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
BI107 Human Anatomy & Physl 2
This course, which is a continuation of BI106 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1, involves the study of structure, function, and regulation in the human organism. Topics include blood, peripheral nerves, the cardiovascular system, lymphatics, the respiratory system, the excretory system, the endocrine system, the reproductive systems, the digestive system, and metabolism. Laboratories involve vertebrate dissection, the use of prosected human cadavers and human skeletal materials, microscope work, non-invasive human experimentation, and possibly animal experimentation. Prerequisite: BI106 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1, permission from the Dean of Life and Health Sciences.. Students enrolled in Life and Health Sciences Center programs are recommended to complete this course before beginning their specialized program coursework. Students with transfer credit for BI106 Anatomy and Physiology 1 must complete a three-hour orientation to the use of prosected human cadavers before participating in the BI107 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 laboratory. Transfer students must meet with the Dean of Life and Health Sciences thirty days before beginning this course. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FS150 Safety & Sanitation
This course introduces the correct procedures for food handling and the hygienic basis for these practices. General kitchen and bakery safety, pest management, and crisis management are discussed. Proper clothing, personal hygiene, fire safety regulations, and state and federal laws pertaining to the hospitality industry are stressed. This course includes a certification exam provided by the National Restaurant Association. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
4.0
FS111 Food Preparation 1
This course introduces the fundamentals of commercial food preparation, with an emphasis on the use and care of tools and equipment. Proper cooking methods including sautéing, frying, roasting, grilling, braising, broiling, poaching, stir frying and simmering are covered. Preparations include stocks, soups, sauces, vegetables, salads, starches, garnishes, sandwiches and pasta. Applied problems from the areas of food preparation, including weights, measures, portions and conversions are incorporated. Corequisite: FS150 Safety & Sanitation. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
CH141 General Chemistry 1
This course introduces to the field of chemistry for science and engineering students. Topics include dimensional analysis, stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and bonding, the states of matter, solutions, and acid and base concepts. The laboratory exercises exemplify chemical principles and develop individual problem-solving abilities. The laboratory experience includes preparation of the laboratory report and notebook. Prerequisites: High School Chemistry; and an appropriate Mathematics Placement test result, or MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1, or MA125 College Algebra and Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS101 Computer Apps & Concepts 1
This course provides knowledge of relevant computer skills and a solid foundation in the terminology and concepts of computer technology. Experience is provided with a variety of microcomputer software applications, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, file management, and integrated software. Concepts and terms focus on preparing for a technologically oriented society and using the computer as a tool for productivity, research, and communication. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
AC115 Financial Accounting
This course is the first of a sequence that explores fundamental accounting principles, concepts, and practices as a basis for the preparation, understanding, and interpretation of accounting information. It covers the complete accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses through the adjustment and closing of the books and the preparation of the income statement, the statement of owner equity, and the balance sheet. The details of accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, long-lived assets, and current liabilities are investigated. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
BM101 Survey Economics
This course introduces economic theory and its relevance to daily life in a market economy. Topics include scarcity, supply and demand, choice, economic growth, taxation, and the role of government in the economy. Attention is given to current economic issues and their impact upon everyday life. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
4.5
CH142 General Chemistry 2
This course is a continuation of CH141 General Chemistry 1. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical and solution equilibrium, descriptive organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of elements. Prerequisite: CH141 General Chemistry 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
PY101 Intro General Psychology
This course introduces the many and varied facets of psychology. Emphasis is on interactions of individuals in their cultural, social, and economic environments as determined by their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional experiences and training. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
BI201 Microbiology
This course introduces the morphology, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms and their impact on health and environment. Organisms studied include bacteria, fungi, virus, and protozoa. Laboratories emphasize safe handling and culturing of live bacteria, as well as identification procedures. Prerequisites: BI102 General Biology 2, or BI107 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FS131 Food Bev & Labr Cost Cntrl
This course introduces the methods, tools, and procedures used to control food, beverage, and labor costs in a food service organization. Emphasis is placed on each step in the flow of costs: purchasing, receiving, storage, issuing, preparation, portioning, service, and accounting for sales. Labor costs as they relate to the operation are discussed. Active problem solving and practical application are used to relate the principles learned to the food service industry. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FS112 Food Preparation 2
This course introduces the terminology and techniques of commercial food preparation, including identification, selection and preparation of additional foods, such as eggs, poultry, fish, shellfish, beef, pork, lamb, veal, and smoked foods. Laboratories employ a variety of cooking methods using professional kitchen equipment. Emphasis is placed on operating in a safe and sanitary manner. Prerequisite: FS111 Food Preparation 1. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Footnotes:
CH141: Some transfer agreements at four-year institutions may require Biological Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry, which could mean that CH141-142 would be taken during the first year.


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