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Dietetics/Nutrition/Family and Consumer Studies

The Los Angeles City College's Family and Consumer Studies Dietetics/Nutrition Program offers an Associates Degree for Transfer in Nutrition/Dietetics and a Certificated Program of Achievement for Dietetic Service Supervisors.

The Associates Transfer Degree in Dietetics/Nutrition provides the first two years of the Registered Dietetian Pathway.

Leads to careers Including dietitian, nutritionist, nutrition educator, weight loss counselor, dietitian technician, food services manager, patient service manager, nutrition researcher, lactation consultant, sports and cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes educator, and many others.

The Associate degree tack may be completed in two years and consists of liberal arts, nutrition, and sciences courses. The support courses in the curriculum pattern allow the student to explore special interests that are related to their personal/professional goals/interest.

If you are planning a career in Nutrition/Dietetics or Food Services, LACC can set you on the pathway to your success with an Associates Transfer Degree in Dietetics/Nutrition and a Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate Program, with Dietary Manager Exam Eligibility


  • F&CS 21 Nutrition
  • Psych 001 General Psychology
  • Chem 101 General Chemistry
  • Micro 120 General Microbiology
  • List A: 2 courses- Anatomy 001 Introduction to Human Anatomy or Physical 001 Introduction to Human Phsyiology
  • Math 227 Statistics
  • List B: 1 course- FCS 24 Food Preparation or FCS 50 Sanitation and Safety
Students in Nutrition Class

Dietetic Service Supervisor (DSS) Program prepares students for entry-level managment opportunities in food service. Succesful completion of the DSS Certificate also qualifies students to take the Dietary Manager Certifying Exam through Pathway I. Most Certified Dietary Managers work in healthcare settings such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, senior living communities, and hospitals. In these settings the Certified Dietary Manager is involved in nutrition screening, documentation, and care planning for patients and residents. For additional details, please see the Certified Board for Dietary Managers, the Credentialing Agency for the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals website at

DSS courses are below

See Class Schedule for Details

  • F&CS 21 Nutrition
  • F&CS 50 Sanitation and Safety
  • F&CS 51 Food Production Management
  • FAM & CS 151 Food Production Laboratory
  • FAM & CS 55 Dietetic Education
  • FAM & CS 24 Food Preparation
  • FAM & CS 52 Foodservice Management
  • FAM & CS 56 Nutrition Delivery Systems
  • FAM & CS 156 Nutrition Delivery Laboratory

Dietetics/Nutrition programming involves course and fieldwork and hand-on experience in therapeutic and clinical nutrition, food service management and food production through on-campus events and simulated restaurant experience. Dietetics/Nutrition Students are invited and encouraged to take part in the Dietetics Club endorsed by the Associated Student Government of Los Angeles City College. The club purpose is to bring nutrition and healthy diet practices to the Los Angeles City College Community.

Application Procedure and Program Requirements for the DSS:

  1. New students are accepted each semester. High School graduation is not required.
  2. Register for Fall semester between May and August and Spring semester between November and January.
  3. Register for classes as outlined. Class size is strictly limited. Early registration insures acceptance in class.
  4. Pay current low community college fees.
  5. Textbooks, uniform, skid resistant shoes, lab coat, student liability insurance, health screening, fingerprinting, drug screening, background check are required.
    Starting Salary Range: $28,281 - $57,072

Contact the LACC Dietetic Department for questions about course pathways.

Gayle Stafsky, MS, RD @email
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2291

The mission of the Dietetics program is to prepare graduates with the foundational knowledge, skills and/or competencies for current dietetics practice and lifelong learning.

Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Mondays: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Tuesdays to Sundays: Closed

Child Development Department
CD 201

Family and Consumer Studies/Dietetics

Meeting ID: 964 7479 5872

For assistance and questions please email our department email @email

CD 201

Keli Miller, Department Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2290/2299

CD 204

AykanushTer-Pogosyan, Vice Chair CD
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 1293

CD 117

Gayane Panosyan,Director, Campus Child Development Center
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2220

AD 200

Gayle Stafsky, Director of Dietetics
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2291

AD 200

Alyshia Marcelletti, Instructional Assistant
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2291


Mary Skousen-Radford, Professor of Child Development
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2297


Ripsime Geuvjehizian, Associate Professor of Child Development
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2294