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Dietetics/Nutrition/Family and Consumer Studies

If you are planning a career in food services, the LACC Dietetic Service Supervisor Program, with Dietary Manager Exam eligibility, may be the pathway to your success.

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LACC’s Dietetic Service Supervisor (DSS) Program prepares students for entry-level management opportunities in a food service department.  

Successful 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 Manger 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

The dietetics curriculum for both Dietetic Service Supervisors and Dietary Managers provides course and fieldwork and hands-on experiences in therapeutic and clinical nutrition, food service management and food production through on- campus events and simulated restaurant experience. 


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
  • ENGLISH 28 Intermediate Reading and Composition

See Class Schedule for Details

  • FAM & CS 24 Food Preparation
  • FAM & CS 52 Foodservice Management
  • FAM & CS 56 Nutrition Delivery Systems
  • FAM & CS 156 Nutrition Delivery Laboratory
  • MATH 105 Arithmetic for College Students or

Application Procedure and Program Requirements:

  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 
(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.

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  • Students prepping food in the lab.
  • Students working in the food lab.
  • Students prepping in the food lab.
  • A student prepared dish of vegetables and rice
  • A student searing vegetables.
  • Students in the food lab.
  • Students cooking vegetables in the food lab.

 Contact Us

Keli Miller
Department Chair
CD 201
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2290/2299

Nancy Washburn
Vice Chair CD
CD 204
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2296

Dorian Harris
Director, Campus Child Development Center
CD 117
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2220

Vice Chair Dietetics
AD 200
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2291

 Office Hours


Child Development

CD 201
Monday & Wednesday: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30am - 6pm

Family and Consumer Studies/Dietetics

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10am - 3pm

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Phone: 323.953.4000


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