Dietary Manager

How do I apply to TCC’s Dietary Manager Certificate Program?

Apply to the Program

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: May 1
  • Spring Admission: December 1


How do I know if I am eligible to apply?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a TCC Student Identification Number
  • Be TSI Compliant

Certificate in Dietary Manager is a non-competitive program


What do I need to do to successfully complete the program?

  • Fulfill all program requirements
  • Complete all courses with a C or better


What are the program requirements?


Total hours: 20

See the list of required coursesListen (PDF will open in a new window).

If you are not enrolled in dietetics courses for 2 consecutive semesters, you will be removed from the program.

Practicum: Supervised Practice

Practicum provides supervised practice experience in real life situations. You are required to complete 1 practicum course, with a minimum of 150 hours

Learn more: Practicum Details and the Additional Requirements for participation in Practicum courses.

Verification for Credentialing Exam

After you complete your Dietary Manager Certificate, you must be verified by the program director in order to take the credentialing examination to become a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®|CFPP®). To be eligible to sit for the ANFP credentialing exam, you must have:

  • Successfully completed all 20 credit Dietary Manager Certificate courses with a C or better
  • Received satisfactory evaluation on core competencies by preceptors
  • Attended an exit meeting during the last 2 weeks of class of your final semester to complete appropriate paperwork for submission to ANFP


How can I become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM)?

Once you have passed ANFP's Credentialing Exam, you can apply for certified status.

The Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation offers grants and scholarships to support nutrition and foodservice professionals. Learn more: Grants & Scholarships.


How much will this program cost?

Program Component Estimated Cost
Tuition $ 1,100
Books 1,000
Uniforms and Shoes 250
Background check 25
Drug Screen 50
Professional Organization membership 64
Application for Licensure Exam 450
CPR Certification 50
Total $2,989


Updated February 12, 2016


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