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Dietetic Technology Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 16
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Dietetic Technology Skills Certificate 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 Dietetic Tech certificate is the minimal requirement of the California Department of Public Health for managing the food service department in a health care facility.

More information about the Dietetic Technology program can be found at the Consumer and Family Studies website.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Dietetic Technology Certificate program are:

  • Complete 16 units from
    • Dietetic Technology Requirements

Dietetic Technology Requirements - complete 16.00 units
DIET 50Sanitation & Safety2.00
DIET 52Management Training Techniques3.00
DIET 55Food Production Management2.00
DIET 55LFood Production Clinical Experience3.00
DIET 57Modified Diets3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
FDNT 10Elementary Nutrition3.00
FDNT 62Nutrition & Diet Therapy3.00
FDNT 63Dimensions of Nutrition2.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

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: Spring 2008

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 62 or FDNT 63 or 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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