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Program / Human Nutrition Technician

Is taught in: CECyT 15 | CECyT 6


The Human Nutrition Technician career seeks the integral formation of professionals with a humanistic conception, using science and technology in the professional practice to respond to the nutritional challenges faced by the Mexican population.

Candidate's Profile


  • Classes are given in Spanish.
  • Basic knowledge of the Spanish language.
  • Mathematics (basic level of algebra, geometry, and probability).
  • Science (basic level of physics, biology, and chemistry).
  • Basic concepts of civics and ethics.
  • Basic English language skills.
  • Elements of the Moodle platform.


  • Clear, fluent, and appropriate use of oral and written language.
  • Analytical reasoning.
  • Autonomous learning.
  • Concentration
  • Search, evaluation, and systematization of information.
  • Handling of Office software:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint


  • Service
  • Teamwork
  • Commitment
  • Initiative
  • Fairness
  • Discipline
  • Assertive communication


  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Graduate's profile

The graduate of the Human Nutrition Technician career will have a solid humanistic, scientific, and technical integral formation in the Medical-Biological area based on quality principles and ethical values, which respond to the nutritional and food needs of society to positively influence their health status, quality of life, and development.

It will be a competent professional, able to support in multidisciplinary work environments for the development and implementation of programs on nutrition education and guidance focused on improving the health status of individuals and populations, as well as to collaborate in the management of food services.


  • Classification of food groups and food sources.
  • To know the composition of foods.
  • To know the principles of healthy eating.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Digestion, absorption, transport, and excretion of nutrients.
  • Energy production and nutrient metabolism.
  • Feeding and nutrition during the life cycle.
  • Management and quality control in food services.


  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Group management
  • Analysis and synthesis of information.
  • Adequate and pertinent use of oral and written communication.

Academic Requirements

To enroll in the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies, Non-School and Mixed modalities, the requirements established in the call of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional must be complied with. Once the results are published, the applicant must complete the enrollment process as mentioned in the call.

Curriculum Map

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