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. Accreditation 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   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.

Accreditation
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

 

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
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 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 II 3
CHM-101 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry I 4
FNS-130 Life Cycle Nutrition 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 Science 4
FNS-200 Community Nutrition Rotation 3
FNS-210 Food Service Operations 3
FNS-211 Therapeutic Nutrition I 3
...-... Diversity: Humanities General Education Elective 3
    16
Second Semester
FNS-212 Therapeutic Nutrition II 3
FNS-221 Quantity Food Production 4
FNS-240 Food Service Rotation 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective1 4
    14
Summer Semester
FNS-250 Clinical Nutrition Rotation 3
    3
  Total Minimum Credits 64
1 See Program Advisor for appropriate Laboratory Science General Education elective
NOTE: Clinical placements may be a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body

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.

Program Goals

  • To prepare graduates to become entry-level Dietetic Technicians Registered who possess attitudes and behaviors consistent with ethical and professional practice and who will help meet the employment needs of the community in the area of food and nutrition, and/or food service management.
  • To prepare graduates who have a commitment to advancing their education beyond the associate degree level in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition and/or food service management.

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.

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.
  • 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 Exam

Contact Person

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

Additional information

CIP Code

51.3103

Program Code

DTT.AAS