DIETETIC TECHNICIAN / A.A.S. DEGREE

Eastern
Hegis Code: 5404

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: DIET-AAS
 

     This Dietetic Technician Program is currently granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995., 312/899-0040 ext. 5400. The program of study prepares individuals wishing to work as support personnel for dietitians in both clinical and administrative settings. Courses in the physical and social sciences supplement the specialized Dietetic Technician courses. Field experience assignments require that students travel to a wide variety of hospitals and community agencies throughout Suffolk County. All students enrolled in the Dietetic Technician program, both full and part-time, must meet college health requirements as well as the requirements for food service workers employed in health care facilities. Students are required to take the DTE courses in sequence and must earn a grade of C or better in each DTE course. Those who intend to transfer to a four-year college should seek advisement from the program director. All students, both full and part-time, are required to purchase accident insurance and professional liability insurance under the college's policy.



FIRST SEMESTER: 16.5 credits Lec. Lab. Field
Work Per
Week
Clinical
Hrs Per
Week
Cr.
BIO105: Survey of the Human Body 3 2 4
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5 1.5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE101: Introduction to Nutrition 3 4 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE103: Nutrition Education for Dietetic Practitioners 3 3
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3 3
Physical Education 2 1
         
SECOND SEMESTER: 18-19 credits
  CHE100: General Chemistry 3 3 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE121: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition 3 6 5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE122: Nutrition through the Life Cycle 3 3
English Elective 3 3
MAT103: Statistics I or
3 3
MAT111: Algebra II 4 4
       
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits
  BUS109: Supervision: Concepts and Practices 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE201: Introduction to Food Service 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE205: Advanced Clinical Nutrition 3 12 12 7
Physical Education 2 1
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3 3
         
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE203: Dietetics Seminar 2 2
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE211: Food Service Management 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum DTE213: Food Service Management Field Experience 1 12 5
Humanities Elective 3 3
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3 3
       
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 67.5-68.5

 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Nutrition/Dietetics 35 credits
English 6 credits
Mathematics/Science 11-12 credits
Business 3 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits