Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Dietary Manager

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ALLEGHENY   
Certificate (591.2)

This two-semester, one-summer session program prepares individuals for employment in health care, institutional foodservice and community nutrition programs.

Graduates of this program are eligible for membership in the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) and to take the credentials examination to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM).

Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.

Admission to the college and completion of developmental level courses is required.

Articulation to the Dietetic Technician associate’s degree program is possible for all students having completed the Dietary Manager certificate program.

This program is accredited by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals, 406 Surrey Woods Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174; 800.323.1908, www.anfponline.org.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will :

  1. Employ written and oral communication skills in order to convey clear and organized information to employees.
  2. Use digital technology to complete management functions, such as communication, purchasing and employee payroll.
  3. Identify problems, explore solutions and prioritize/revise solutions in foodservice management.
  4. Recognize the socio-historical background of diverse patient and employee populations.
  5. Quantify resources and monitor expenditures to comply with available budgets. 

Program Goals:

  1. Provide a curriculum of sequential course work that gradually and consistently builds student knowledge in dietetics and coordinates classroom learning with appropriate practical experience.
  2. Prepare students with the skills to sit for the certification examination for Dietary Managers and employment in the profession.
  3. Establish and maintain a symbiotic relationship with dietetic professionals and healthcare institutions in the community.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 34

First Semester

Course #         

Course Name

 

Credits

DIT-102

Dietetic/Foodservice Orientation

 

3

DIT-103

Nutrition Assessment

 

2

DIT-104

Foods 

 

3

DIT-105

Foods Lab

 

1

DIT-106

Fundamentals of Nutrition

 

3

DIT-210

Human Resource Management for Dietetics         

 

3

 

Total Credits

 

15

Second Semester

ALH-140

Medical Terminology

 

3

DIT-110

Foodservice Production & Purchasing

 

3

DIT-114

Medical Nutrition Therapy

 

4

DIT-125

Food Protection Certification

 

2

 

Total Credits

 

12

Summer

DIT-113

Dietetic Practice Seminar 

 

2

DIT-201

Dietetic Supervised Practice 1

 

5

 

Total Credits

 

7

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Dietetics Program Links

Dietetics Program Information & Welcome Page

Dietetic Technician Program

Practicum Experiences

Current Events

March 30--deadline for Practicum 1 Survey

May 14--Mandatory Orientation for Practicum 1

May 20, 2013--start date, Practicum 1

June 29--end of six-week Summer Session

Graduation Application Deadlines

March 30--application deadline for May graduation

July 1--Department application deadline for August graduation

October 15--Department application deadline for December graduation