HEGIS Code - 5404, CIP Code - 51.3104

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: DIET-AAS

     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. DTE101 is open to all students and can be taken as an unrestricted elective. Enrollment in all other DTE courses is limited to students officially admitted to the program.
     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; https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend.

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 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 or higher

THIRD SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
DTE201: Introduction to Food Service 3
DTE205: Advanced Clinical Nutrition
[12 Clinical Hours per week]
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
  Physical Education 1

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
DTE203: Dietetics Seminar 1
DTE211: Food Service Management 3
DTE213: Food Service Management Field Experience 5
  Humanities Elective 3
  SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3


* BIO105 must be taken and completed with a C or higher prior to enrolling in DTE121.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to complete requirements of the program. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.