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Culinology / Food Science

​​​​​​​​​​​​If you are interested in a career in Nutrition, this is the place!

We offer Certificates in Nutrition Education, Dietetic Technology and Community Nutrition Assistant. Be sure to enroll in FN/NC 100 Careers in Dietetics and Food Science early in your program to learn the difference.

If you are interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian, take FN 100 Careers in Nutrition & Food Science, FN 170 Nutrition and FN 180 Principles of Food and your science requirements here, before transferring to a 4 year college. 

Contact Elizabeth Blake MS RD at or 714-432-5835 x 5

If you are interested in a career in Food Science/Culinology, this is the place!

Culinology is the blending of culinary arts and the science of food. Courses at OCC include Culinary Arts and Food Science and prepare you to transfer to California State University, Pomona in Food Science with a emphasis in Culinology. Be sure to take FN 100 Careers in Nutrition and Food Science early in your program to learn about the career and educational requirements.


Contact Richard A Pittman Jr. MS at or 714-432-5756

For more information Culinology, Food Science and Dietetics, you may visit these professional organizations:

Federal Gainful Employment Report

Use the link below to view Orange Coast College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.



Office Hours
Monday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
(714) 432-5756