Dietary Service Supervisor Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 17.0

Term Effective: Fall 2016

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2018

Previous Versions:

Dietary Service Supervisor - effective Fall 2011
Dietary Service Supervisor - effective Fall 2009
Dietary Service Supervisor - effective Spring 2008
Dietetic Technology - effective Fall 1981


The Dietary Service Supervisor 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 Service Supervisor certificate is the minimal requirement of the California Department of Public Health for managing the food service department in a health care facility.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Communicate clearly and professionally as a Dietary Service Supervisor;
  2. interview clients to obtain relevant nutrition information, and follow diet orders to provide nutritious meals for a variety of clients and medical conditions;
  3. manage cost control, purchasing, inventory, meal production, employee scheduling and supervision of foodservice workers for safe and sanitary commercial food production; and
  4. use leadership skills to motivate foodservice employees to work as a team in an efficient and effective manner that meets or exceeds client expectations.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Dietary Service Supervisor program are:

  • Complete 17.0 units from
    • Dietary Service Supervisor Requirements

Dietary Service Supervisor Requirements - complete 17.00 units
DIET 50Sanitation and Safety2.00
DIET 52Management Training Techniques3.00
DIET 55Food Production Management2.00
DIET 55LFood Production Clinical Experience2.00
DIET 57Modified Diets3.00
FDNT 10Elementary Nutrition3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
DIET 70Introduction to Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service1.00
FDNT 70Introduction to Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service1.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
DIET 99IDietetic Technology Occupational Work Experience Internship1.00
DIET 106.1Supervised Field Experience for Dietetic Technician 14.50
DIET 106.2Supervised Field Experience for Dietetic Technician 24.50

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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 57.
A certificate will be granted upon completion of the required courses with a grade of "C" or better.

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