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Hegis Code - 5404, CIP Code - 12.0599

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 (ACEND), 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. A minimum grade of C must be earned for BIO105 and CHE100. 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 credits Credits
  BIO105: Survey of the Human Body 4
COL101: College Seminar 1
DTE101: Introduction to Nutrition 4
DTE103: Nutrition Education for Dietetic Practitioners 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Physical Education 1
SECOND SEMESTER: 18-19 credits
  CHE100: General Chemistry 4
DTE121: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition
[6 Clinical Hours per week]
DTE122: Nutrition through the Life Cycle 3
English Elective 3
  MAT103: Statistics I
or MAT111: Algebra II
THIRD SEMESTER: 14 credits
DTE201: Introduction to Food Service 3
DTE205: Advanced Clinical Nutrition
[12 Clinical Hours per week]
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
  Physical Education 1
DTE203: Dietetics Seminar 1
DTE211: Food Service Management 3
DTE213: Food Service Management Field Experience 5
Humanities Elective 3
  SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3

These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

Nutrition/Dietetics 34 credits
English 6 credits
Mathematics/Science 11-12 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
College Seminar 1 credit 
Physical Education 2 credits