Dietetic Technology

Dietetic technicians work in many interesting places, such as hospitals, long-term care/assisted living facilities, health clubs, community programs, food companies, research labs, and restaurants. They assist dietitians/nutritionists and other health professionals in a variety of ways, such as teaching and counseling people about proper nutrition, planning menus, preparing budgets, purchasing foods and supplies, and maintaining food safety and sanitation.   Dietetic Student Handbook Visit the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics'(ACEND) Website Apply & Register Program Details  

Dietetic technicians work in many interesting places, such as hospitals, long-term care/assisted living facilities, health clubs, community programs, food companies, research labs, and restaurants. They assist dietitians/nutritionists and other health professionals in a variety of ways, such as teaching and counseling people about proper nutrition, planning menus, preparing budgets, purchasing foods and supplies, and maintaining food safety and sanitation.

 

Dietetic Student Handbook

Visit the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics'(ACEND) Website

 


Area of Interest:
Nutrition and Hospitality
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
FNS-100 Dietetic Foundations 3
FNS-106 Foundations of Nutritional Science 3
FNS-110 Food Service Management 3
MTH-... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II2 3
CHM-101 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry I 4
FNS-130 Life Cycle Nutrition3 3
HPE-102 Health and Wellness 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
    16
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
CHM-160 Fundamentals of Food Science4 4
FNS-200 Community Nutrition Rotation5 3
FNS-210 Food Service Operations 3
FNS-211 Therapeutic Nutrition I5 3
...-... Diversity: Humanities General Education Elective 3
    16
Second Semester
FNS-212 Therapeutic Nutrition II6 3
FNS-221 Quantity Food Production7 4
FNS-240 Food Service Rotation8 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective1 4
    14
Summer Semester
FNS-250 Clinical Nutrition Rotation9 3
    3
  Total Minimum Credits 64
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Prerequisite: ENG-101
3 Prerequisite: FNS-100 and FNS-106

4 Prerequisite: FNS-130 and CHM-101 OR FNS-106 and CHM-111
5 Prerequisite: FNS-130
6 Prerequisites: FNS-211 and one 4 credit Lab Science
7 Prerequisites: FNS-210 and HTS-115
8 Prerequisites: FNS-210
9 Prerequisites: FNS-200, FNS-212 and FNS-240

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate scientific and evidence base of practice with a general understanding of scientific information and research related to the dietetic technician level of practice.
  2. Implement professional practice expectations: beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for the dietetic technician level of practice.
  3. Perform clinical and customer services: development and delivery of information, products and services to individuals, groups and populations at the dietetic technician level of practice.
  4. Practice management and use of resources defined as application of principles of management and systems in the provision of clinical and customer services to individuals and organizations at the dietetic technician level of practice. 
  5. Apply concepts of chemistry, physiology, microbiology related to food safety, mathematics, fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition across the life span at the dietetic technician level of practice.

Program Mission:
The Dietetic Technology Program at Camden County College provides a strong academic and practical education platform to students pursuing careers in food and nutrition. The Program strives to meet the needs of individual students while ensuring that all aspects of the established accreditation process are met. Graduates will be prepared to become Dietetic Technicians Registered, for entry level career opportunities, and transfer to four-year institutions upon Program completion.

Employment Opportunities

  • Dietetic Technician Registered
  • Dietetic/Nutrition Counselor
  • Certified Dietary Manager
  • Food Service Director
  • Food Production Manager
  • Dietary Supervisor
  • Public Health Educator

Special Program Requirements

  • High School Preparatory Diploma or equivalent.
  • Placement into college level English and math.
  • An interview with the Program Director is required.
  • 450 hours of supervised field experience is required prior to
    graduation.
  • The education program meets the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-accredited and supervised practice sites meet ACENDS requirements.
  • Students are required to purchase labcoats, aprons, and
    scrubs for field experiences, maintain student health
    insurance and provide reliable transportation to field sites.
  • Field sites require a criminal background check.
  • All program major courses have a no “D” grade policy.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Association student
    membership.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for
    application to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Exam
  • The exam requirements are set by CDR.
  • The program outcomes data are available on request.

Contact Person

Professor Marsha Patrick, MS, RD, FAND, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4665
email: mpatrick@camdencc.edu

The Dietetic Technology program is accredited by:
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)

120 South Riverside Plaza Suite 200
Chicago, Ill 60606-6995
Phone: 1-800-877-1600

Additional information

CIP Code

51.3103

Program Code

DTT.AAS