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Special Admission

Dietary Manager is a special admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to the program.

Am I eligible to apply?

This certificate in a non-competitive program, but the following special admissions criteria apply.

TCC Student ID Number

You must apply to TCC, be accepted as a student and get a TCC Student ID number before you apply to the Dietary Manager Program.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Requirements

  • Reading & Writing: You must meet or exceed the college-ready scores.
  • Math: You must meet or exceed the college-ready score or complete MATH-0361 with a minimum grade of C.

See TSI Assessment for details.

Post-Acceptance Program Requirements

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

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 grade of "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



Southeast Campus

Christina Liew-Newville, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietetics Program Coordinator & Dietetic Technician Program Director

Denise Blevins, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietary Manager Program Coordinator

Lynda Arnold, M.S., Academic Advisor


Updated November 12, 2019