Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Dietetic Technician Program

Dietetic Technician Brochure 

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ALLEGHENY  
Associate of Science (590.2)

The Dietetic Technician program provides education in the field of dietetics, nutrition and management. The program prepares students for management positions in food service establishments, restaurants, nursing homes and hospitals. In addition, students are prepared to work with dietitians, nutritionists, in hospitals, nursing homes or providing nutrition education in community settings and in home health agencies.

The degree program is approved by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP).

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the registration exam given by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) to become a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) and the credentialing exam from the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) 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.

Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses and have a C or better in one year of high school algebra and chemistry or the equivalent.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606; 312.899.0400 ext. 5400, www.eatright.org/ACEND/.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Apply the principles of problem solving and critical thinking in the practice of dietetics.
  2. Apply basic scientific and mathematical concepts related to the practice of dietetics.
  3. Employ written and oral communication skills appropriate for the practice of dietetics.
  4. Recognize the socio-historical background of diverse populations and provide the appropriate nutrition intervention.
  5. Utilize current technologies in the practice of dietetics.

 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 registration examination for Dietetic Technicians 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

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 72

First Semester

Course #Course NameCredits

BIO-103

Introduction to Human Biology

3

DIT-102

Dietetic Foodservice Orientation

3

DIT-103

Nutrition Assessment

2

DIT-104

Foods

3

DIT-105Foods Lab

1

DIT-106

Fundamentals of Nutrition

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

MAT-108

Intermediate Algebra

4

                     

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

CHM-120

Bio-Organic Chemistry

4

CIT-100

Computer Fundamentals & Applications

3

DIT-210

Human Resource Management for Dietetics           

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

                     

Total Credits

16

Fourth Semester

DIT-208

Community Nutrition

4

DIT-209

Dietetic Supervised Practice 2

4

DIT-212

Foodservice Systems

3

DIT-214

Dietetic Seminar

1

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

                     

Total Credits

18

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--Mission-Goals-Program Outcomes

Pathway III--DT Registration Eligible

Dietary Manager Program

Practicum Experiences

Prospective Students

Current Events

March 30--deadline for Practicum 1 Survey

May 14, 2013--Mandatory Orientation for Practicum 1

May 20, 2013--start date, Practicum 1

June 29--End of six-week Summer Session

November 30--deadline for Practicum 2 Survey

1st week, Spring Semester: Dates TBA--Mandatory Orientation Practicum 2

Application for Graduation Deadlines

March 1--application deadline for May graduation

July 1--Department application deadline for August graduation

October 15--Department application deadline for December graduation