Where can I find detailed information about the Nutrition Assistant Certificate?

Visit Program Coordinator website by clicking here:


What will this program do for me?

  • Prepares you for entry-level employment as nutrition staff in public health settings and hospitals.
  • Introduces you to careers in nutrition and health.
  • Provides you with essential hands-on experience.
  • Enables you to earn college credits to apply toward an associate or baccalaureate degree


What kind of job can I get once I complete the program?

Our graduates are currently employed as Nutrition Assistant in:

  • Public Health Agencies
  • WIC Supplemental Nutrition Programs
  • Head Start Programs
  • Senior Nutrition Services and Home Delivered Meals Programs
  • UC Cooperative Extension
  • Hospitals, long-term care facilities


How much can I earn in this career?

Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects


How long will the program take?

Two semesters. Please refer to Program Information regarding program requirements.


Where will classes be held?

Go to Class Schedule for class times and locations


Where do I get more information?

Please visit the faculty website at http://tlc.populr.me/faculty-webpage .


When do classes start?

Nutrition Assistant Program classes begin every Fall semester.  Please check the Class Schedule for Credit Classes for class times and locations.


How do I enroll?

All New and Re-Admit students (those who have been away from CCSF for one semester or more previous to the coming semester) need to submit and Admission Application.  New and Re-Admit students are encouraged to apply as early as possible in order to receive a registration appointment.  New students may be required to take a placement test for credit classes.  Continuing students may register online for classes on the day and time indicated on their registration appointment. 

ALL prospective students must enroll in HLTH 170, the pre-requisite course.  Acceptance into the program occurs after successful completion of HLTH 170 with a grade of "C" or higher.  Program is limited to a maximum of 30 students.


How much can I expect to spend?

Please refer to Tuition Information for specific on costs.  Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.  You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3577.