Dietetic Technology Program
Area of Study: Dietetic Technology
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dietetic Technology
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
The Dietetic Technology Program at Tri-C:
Graduates of the Dietetic Technology are food and nutrition practitioners, working under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian. Dietetic technicians promote optimal health through proper nutrition by providing personalized services to meet client's needs and ensure balanced diets through the provision of wholesome, quality food. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Dietetic Technology Mission Statement and Philosophy:
The mission of the Dietetic Technology Program is to offer an educational program for individuals from multicultural and diverse backgrounds who aspire to enter the dietetic technician profession. Through didactic and practical experience, the curriculum prepares the student for dietetic technician positions in food service management and/or medical nutrition therapy. The program seeks to develop, cultivate and assist the student in the development of knowledge, skills and ethical conduct.
Dietetic Technology Program (DTP) Goals:
- Goal 1: The DTP will prepare the student to practice as an Entry Level Dietetic Technician.
- Goal 2: Lifelong Learning: The DTP will prepare students to develop an interest in lifelong learning that will enable graduates to meet the challenging needs of industry.
- Goal 3: Engagement in Multicultural Community: DTP will participate in Public Health and Community Nutrition activities to enable our Students and graduates to develop a commitment to improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community.