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Dietetics

Health Science career cluster

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Certificates:
    • Level 1 (15-20 semester credit hours)
    • Level 2 (43 semester credit hours)
  • Occupational Skills Award: 9 semester credit hours
  • Full program is offered at: Southeast Campus

Program Options

Special Admission

Degree

Certificate

Level 1

Open Enrollment

Certificates

Level 1
Level 2

Occupational Skills Award

The certificates are also part of the curriculum requirements of the Dietetic Technician Program. You may choose to complete 1 or 2 certificates before to applying to the Dietetic Technician Program.

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Roles of Dietitians & Nutritionists

Dietetics professionals advise people on what to eat in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle or to achieve specific health-related goals.

Dietetic technicians and nutritionists are trained in food and nutrition. They plan menus and choose appropriate foods for people with special nutritional needs. They are an important part of health-care and foodservice management teams.

Dietary Managers manage foodservice operations, plan food programs and ensure food safety. They also often handle business-related tasks, such as budgeting, buying food and managing teams.

Our Mission

To train and produce competent entry-level dietetics and nutrition professionals to meet the increased nutritional needs of the community and the demand of the workforce.

Our Goals

Upon successful completion of our program, you should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Goal 1: To successfully obtain employment in dietetics or related field.
  • Goal 2: To provide community service through student and faculty involvement in professional organizations and/or community projects.
  • Goal 3:  To graduate competent entry level dietetics professionals who are employable in the workforce.

Special Requirements

Practicum: Supervised Practice

Practicum provides supervised practice experience in real life situations.

Practicum course requirements:

  • Dietetic Technician: 450 hours (3 courses)
  • Dietary Manager: 150 hours (1 course)
  • Food & Nutrition Coach: 150 hours (1 course)

Learn more: Practicum

Accreditation

Dietetic Technician Program

Dietary Manager Certificate Program

 

Contact

Southeast Campus

Christina Liew-Newville, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietetics Program Coordinator & Dietetic Technician Program Director
817- 515-3187
christina.liew-newville@tccd.edu

Allen Powell, M.S., Dietary Manager Program Coordinator
817-515-3133
frank.powell@tccd.edu

Lynda Arnold, M.S., Academic Advisor
817-515-3051
se.technicalprograms@tccd.edu

Career Coach: Employment Outlook

Updated September 25, 2017