The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Dietary Manager Certificate of Achievement prepares individuals to manage an efficient, safe and healthful food service program. Students acquire skills for supervising both food production and personnel in health care and other food service institutions. The program includes both classroom instruction and clinical rotations through local food service establishments. The Dietary Manager certificate is the minimal requirement of the California Department of Public Health for managing the food service department in a health care facility.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Communicate clearly and professionally as a Dietary Manager;
- Interview clients to obtain relevant nutrition information, and follow diet orders to provide nutritious meals for a variety of clients and medical
- Manage cost control, purchasing, inventory, meal production, employee scheduling and supervision of foodservice workers for safe and sanitary
commercial food production; and
- Use leadership skills to motivate foodservice employees to work as a team in an efficient and effective manner that meets or exceeds client
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
Students must complete FDNT 10 before enrolling in DIET 176.
A certificate will be granted upon completion of the required courses with a grade of "C" or better.