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2020-2021 Catalog SVC 
2020-2021 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA, Planning Guide

Program Overview

The Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA  with Nutrition Emphasis prepares students for a career in nutrition, by setting them on the path to earning a bachelor’s degree in nutrition/dietetics or becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Nutrition professionals can work in many different capacities, depending on level of education achieved, credentials, and specialization. These can include nutrition counselor, clinical dietitian, health educator, sports nutritionist, employee wellness instructor, food scientist, public health dietitian, or corporate dietitian.

While SVC only offers one nutrition course at this time, there is a recommended slate of additional related courses that will set the student up for successful transfer to a bachelor’s program in nutrition, including accredited programs that lead to the RDN credential.

Sample Career Options Include:

 Dietitians & Nutritionists


If you are considering a major in Nutrition and transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Transfer Program Planning Guide is designed to provide you with recommended courses to complete your Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA  degree. Of course, educational plans may vary, based on which quarter you begin, how many credits are taken, placement into Math and English, and your preferred transfer institution. To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with an Academic Advisor for scheduling options.

Program Map

Program Maps are an integral part of our Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a suggested quarterly sequence of courses so you could earn your degree within two years of full-time study. Your Program Map is also designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, which is required of all SVC students. To start creating your Educational Plan, please consult with an Academic Advisor.

Program Map - Nutrition