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:
Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered, or NDTRs, are nationallly credentialled food and nutrition technical practitioners who have met the following criteria to earn and maintain the NDTR credential:
The education route that leads to eligibility for application to the Registration Examination for NDTRs is the Dietetic Technology Program at Cuyahoga Community College (AAS Dietetic Technology).Graduates of the Dietetic Technology Program can become nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered (NDTRs),and are trained in food and nutrition and are an integral part of the health-care and foodservice management teams.
The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and includes 450 hours of supervised practice experience in various community-based programs, health care and foodservice facilities and completed at least a two year associate's degree at a U.S. regionnally accredited college or university. Coursework typically includes fundamentals on nutrition and nutrition across the lifespan, applied food science and techniques of food preparation, foodservice systems management, sciences, food safety, and communication and more.
After completing the degree and dietetics coursework, successful completion of the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians, a national credentialing examination, administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is required.
Compliance with the CDR Professional Development Portfolio (PDP): Requirements to maintain NDTR registration include 50 hours of continuing education every five years.
This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
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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 graduate to become entry-level nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered. The program seeks to develop, cultivate and assist the graduate in the development of knowledge, skills and ethical conduct.
Dietetic Technology Program Goals/Objectives:
- Goal 1: The Dietetic Technology Program will prepare the graduate to practice as an entry Level nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered. (NDTR).
- At least 80% of program graduates will complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length).
- Of graduates who see employment, 70% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
- 70% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics technician within 12 months of program completion.
- The program's one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of the first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics technicians is at least 70%.
- Employer satisfaction: Employer response to survey states that 80% or greater of graduates are prepared for entry level practice.
- Other measures of graduate and program performance: 70% of graduates surveyed completed continuing professional development, enhancing knowledge, skills and ethical conduct.
- Goal 2: Engagement in Multicultural Community: Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community by developing and providing nutrition education.
- Employer satisfaction: Employer response to survey states that 80% or greater of graduates satisfactorily provide nutrition education in their current position.
- At least 50% of graduates invited will attend a biennial NDTR/graduate meeting including a nutrition related service activity within three years post-graduation.
- At least 70% of graduates surveyed will report a commitment to developing and presenting nutrition education, within three years post-graduation.
Program Outcomes Data are available on request.