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Why Choose Dietary Manager?
- Enter an in-demand career: Long-term care facilities have is an increased need for dietary managers due to a growing aging population
- Benefit from ample opportunities for advancement based on experience & skills
- Enjoy choices in your work environment because dietary managers work in a variety
of settings, including:
- Gain hands-on nutrition counseling & dietetics work experience through patient simulation activities & practicum courses
- Prepare to sit for the national credentialing examination to obtain the CDM & CFPP credentials
Prepare for What You Will Do at Work
- Manage foodservice operations, including ordering, inventory control & budgeting
- Hire, train & evaluate foodservice employees
- Implement food safety & sanitation guidelines
- Plan & modify menus to meet patient needs
- Collaborate with medical professionals to provide patient care
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Marketable Skills You Will Learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before You Enroll, Think About:
Dietary Manager is a special admission program.
After being accepted to TCC, you must meet enrollment requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to the program.
Talk to the program director or the Career & Technical advisor to select courses you need for the program. You are not required to complete Texas core classes for this degree.
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Special Requirement—Practicum: Supervised Practice
Practicum provides supervised practice experience in real life situations. You are required to complete 3 practicum courses, with a minimum of 450 hours.
You will also able to earn the following certificates as you complete the program requirements.
Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508
This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.
For more details, see:
- 2022–2024 Catalog: Texas House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements
- 2024–2026 Catalog: Texas House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements
Want more details?
Have accessibility questions about this handbook? Call the Dietetics Department at 817-515-3051.
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Degrees & Certificates
Our Dietary Manager Certificate Program is approved by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
2023–2024 Academic Year
|Degree or Certificate
|Semester Credit Hours
|Total Tuition & Fees
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Continuing Education Programs
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Earn More Choices & More Money
Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.
For example, you will be ready to work toward:
- Bachelor of Science in Nutrition or Dietetics
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality or Culinary Arts
Start on Your Pathway!
Christina Liew-Newville, Ed.D., R.D., L.D.
Dietetics Program Coordinator
Nutrition & Dietetics Program Director
Denise Blevins, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Dietary Manager Program Coordinator
Lynda Fox-Arnold, M.S.
Updated October 30, 2023