Associate in Science (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours
Dietitians establish nutritional care plans, help prevent and treat illnesses through the promotion of healthy eating habits, assess and evaluate clients´ nutritional needs, and oversee institutional food service systems. They also counsel individuals and groups on nutritional practices, supervise food service personnel and large scale meal planning and preparation in health care facilities, industrial cafeterias, prisons and schools, oversee food purchases, and participate in dietetic research and education.
Admission to the Program:
The student enrolling in this curriculum should have academic placement test scores for reading at a college level. Completion of high school algebra and geometry, and/or placement test scores into MATH 110 or 115 at Illinois Central College are favorable.
High school recommendations include 2 to 3 years laboratory science, including biology and chemistry; 3 to 4 years English; 1 year algebra and 1 year geometry with grade averages of "C" or better in each of these high school courses.
To become a Registered Dietitian (RD), a four-year degree in Dietetics/Nutrition is required. The dietetics course of study at Illinois Central College allows students to readily transfer into the junior year at a four-year institution. After completion of the bachelor´s degree, students must apply for an internship, which is approximately 6 to 12 months long. These internships are highly competitive and therefore require the student to maintain a good grade point average to make himself/herself more marketable. Once the internship is completed, the student is then eligible to take the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's registration examination.
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
Fall Semester 2:
Spring Semester 2:
Summer Semester 2:
|Required General Education Courses|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE **||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE **||3|
|CHEM 120||PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I||4|
|COMM 110||COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE||3|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|Required Program Courses|
|BIOL 140||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY||4|
|CHEM 122||PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY||4|
|FCS 120||PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION||3|
|APPROVED ELECTIVES ***||8 to 9|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.
** Mathematics and Social Sciences should be chosen with the help of an advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.
*** Electives should be chosen with the help of an advisor. Suggested courses: BIOL 111, 160, BUS 110, CMPSC 120, ACCTG 120.
The student is encouraged to select electives that will provide additional expertise in medical terminology, math, business, economics, marketing and accounting. (Only transferable courses numbered 110 or higher will apply towards the 60 credit hours graduation degree requirements.)
For Program Information Contact:
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
ICC East Peoria Campus, Room 118
Telephone: Last name (A-L) (309) 694-5117; (M-Z) (309) 694-5496