DEGREE: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
DIVISION: ALLIED HEALTH
A Dietetic Technician is an individual who has been specially trained in the areas of food and nutrition. A Dietetic Technician typically works as a member of the food service or health care team. The program provides didactic instruction and supervised practice experiences to meet the Core Knowledge and Competencies for Entry-Level Dietetic Technicians and the Standards of Education. Areas of study include clinical dietetics, food service management and administration and community nutrition. Graduates will be eligible to write the registration examination for dietetic technicians and apply for membership in the American Dietetic Association.
The Dietetic Technician Program at Delgado Community College is currently granted accreditation by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Accreditation Agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The address and phone number of ACEND are 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, 800/877-1600.
All prospective students must contact the Allied Health Admissions Office to initiate the application process. Students may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. To be eligible to apply to the Dietetic Technician program, students must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Placement in college level Math and English.
- Earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all college courses.
- Be able to meet program’s technical standards.