This program prepares students for a career as a dietetic technician in a health care facility, school, day care center, correction facility, corporation or community health setting. The Dietetic Technology Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400. http://www.eatright.org/ACEND.
Graduates are eligible for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to write the registration examination for dietetic technicians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to become a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR). Students are also eligible for membership in the Dietary Managers Association and to sit for the credentialing examination to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM).
Appropriate score on the College placement test or MAT 013 and one year high school laboratory science or BIO 010 or CHM 010
A passing score on the College Placement Test; or a grade of "C" or better in ENG-010 and RDG-011 (RDG-011 can be a co-requisite; or a grade of "C" or better in ESL-097 or ESL-098.
RDG-011 may be taken as a co-requisite if not previously completed with a grade of "C" or better.
HCD-102 if not already taken.
HCD-102, HCD-105, HCD-151 - all with at grade of "C" or better
HCD-155 and HCD-241
HCD-151 and HCD-105 - both with a grade of "C" or better
HCD-112, HCD-152 and HCD-241
A grade of “C” or better in ENG 121
HCD-105 with a grade of "C" or better
HCD-155 and HCD-241 - both with a grade of "C" or better
HCD-243 and HCD-230
HCD 108 and HCD 112
HCD-256, HCD-243 and HCD-245 - all with a grade of "C" or better
HCD-206 and HCD-259
HCD-256 with a grade of "C" or better.
HCD-206, HCD-245 and HCD-257
HCD-105 with a grade of "C" or better
Appropriate score on the College placement test, successful completion of MAT 013 or equivalent or departmental approval.
Note: Students who choose to transfer, in consultation with their academic advisor, should enroll in a mathematics course for which they have the appropriate academic background.
What will students learn by studying Dietetic Technology?
They study the management of food service systems and how to function at the mid-management level in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the food service operations and nutrition care plans. They learn in the classroom and in clinical settings.
Can students who major in Dietetic Technology transfer to a four-year college or university?
Many four year colleges and universities will apply the courses taken towards a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition and hotel, restaurant management. The College has official articulation agreements with NYU, the College of St. Elizabeth, and Montclair State University.
Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking classes in the major?
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course. Students also need a grade of “C” or higher in one year of high school laboratory science.
How long will it take to complete this degree?
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.
Are there any other things I should consider before I apply?
Yes, there are practical considerations, health considerations and legal considerations that you should review before making the decision to choose dietetics as a career:
The following Practical Considerations are listed so students may be better able to assess their career choice in terms of ability to succeed in the program and gain employment in the field:
Due to the nature of clinical experiences in Dietetic Technology Program, students will be participating in a work environment that has the potential of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases. All students accepted into the Dietetic Technology Program are provided with instruction on infection control protocols specific to the Program in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission.
A student is required to have a criminal background check performed with satisfactory results acceptable by Middlesex County College, and the Dietetic Technology Program and/or participating clinical facilities as a condition of admission, initial enrollment and/or continued enrollment. An offer of admission will not be final and enrollment not permitted until the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. Drug testing is a requirement for some of the programs. Admission may be denied or rescinded or enrollment terminated based on the results of the criminal background check and the drug testing.
Contact Name: Dr. Mary-Pat Maciolek, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2538
Contact Email: MMaciolek@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/hospitality-culinary-arts-dietetics/
Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.
The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees in Public Health to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.
Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at NJTransfer.org to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.
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