The Dietetic Technician Program at Suffolk County Community College is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, Tel: (312) 899-0400 ext. 5400. ACEND is the national accrediting agency for dietetics education. The web address for ACEND is www.eatright.org/acend.
Dietetic Technician Program Mission
The Dietetic Technician A.A.S. degree program recognizes the importance of Dietetic Technicians as an integral part of the health care team in both administrative and clinical settings. Program training is pragmatic in its approach and provides graduates with the requisite knowledge and skills for immediate employment or transfer into a baccalaureate program. The program faculty, staff and administrators seek to develop in students a professional attitude with emphasis on personal growth and values which are compatible with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Code of Ethics. The curriculum and faculty strongly encourage the development of critical thinking, oral and written communication skills and prepares students to be lifelong learners.
Dietetic Technician Program Goals
Dietetic Technician Program outcome data are available upon request by contacting the Program Director at (631) 548-3724 or via email at email@example.com.
Program Goal 1
The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietetic technicians; provides essential knowledge and skills to meet the employment needs of Suffolk County and our affiliated institutions.
Program Objectives for Goal 1
- Over a five-year period, the program’s 1 year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within 1 year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetic technicians is at least 70 %.
- Over a five year period, at least 60% of the graduates seeking a job in dietetics will be employed in the dietetics or related field within 12 months of graduation.
- Over a five year period, 80% of students enrolled in the Program will complete the Program within 150% of the program length.
- 90% of Program graduates will rate the Program as Extremely Prepared or Prepared in pursing professional goals in the field of nutrition.
Program Goal 2
Promote professionalism, a high standard of ethical behavior, leadership skills and the desire for lifelong learning.
Program Objectives for Goal 2
- Over a five year period, 50% of graduates will pursue further education.
- All students enrolled in the DTP will attend a minimum of 1 professional meeting during introduction to clinical nutrition (DTE121) and 2 professional meetings in advanced clinical nutrition (DTE205).
Program Goal 3
The Program will utilize current technology to enhance the training of dietetic technicians and develop skills to meet the demands of the modern workplace.
Program Objectives for Goal 3
- All (100%) of DTE courses will include the use of technology, i.e. computerized diet analysis software, PowerPoint Presentations and use of Blackboard the college’s online teaching platform.
- 90% of students will rate access to technology and online tools offered at Suffolk County Community College as “agree” or better.
- Over a 5 year period 90% of graduates working in dietetics-related jobs will receive a rating of “prepared” or higher on employer surveys.
* Actual program outcome data is available for review by students and the public upon request from the Program Director by calling (631) 548-3724.
Jodi Levine, MS, RD, CDN
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