Provide a curriculum of sequential coursework that gradually and consistently builds student knowledge in dietetics and coordinates classroom learning with appropriate classroom experience.
Prepare students with the skills to sit for the Certification Examination (CDM) for the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) and employment in the profession.
Establish and maintain a symbiotic relationship with dietetic professionals and healthcare institutions in the community.
Achievement of these goals is monitored through a multi-faceted, on-going process that includes the following stakeholders: administration, faculty, preceptors, students, graduates, employers and Advisory Committee.
An important aspect of the program is the practical experience. Students are placed in long-term care facilities and acute care hospitals. After completing designated coursework in preparation for the practical experience, students can observe and practice current principles of dietetic practice.
Successfully meet the requirements for Certificate in Dietary Management
Have individualized counseling provided by the program director, faculty supportive services and tutoring while enrolled.
Complete a minimum of 240 hours of supervised practical experience that is coordinated with classroom learning.
Be prepared to pass the Certification Examination for Dietary Managers.
Admission to Program
Apply to college
Complete separate application to the dietetics program
Admission to the program is limited to the availability of clinical sites
Students are admitted throughout the year based on meeting eligibility requirements and the date of application
Registering for classes
After review by the program director, prospective students will receive written notification of admission. Upon admission to the program, students are required to consult with the program director on course selection and registration. Written permission to register for dietetic program courses (courses with a DIT alpha code) must be provided each semester by the program director. This may be completed in person or via mail or email for students in Internet courses.
Completion of developmental courses if required by college Placement Test results. CCAC cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better
Act 33 and 34 clearance (Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check)
Complete all course requirements in the Dietary Manager curriculum.
Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
Maintain a least a C grade in all program courses.
Students who receive more than one (1) D or F grade in a DIT course will be dismissed from the Dietetics Program.
Current college tuition and fees
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Required books and supplies.
Transportation costs related to clinical sites
Fees associated with required medical evaluation, criminal check, child abuse clearances, lab and clinical clothing and other clinical site screens.
Expense related to obtaining a proctor for the ServSafe examination (Students at a Distance only)
For additional information including official program description, requirements, academic calendar, as well as, withdrawal and refund policies, see program details.