Dietetic Technology Consortium Program

Mission, Goals and Objectives

Mission Statement:

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Dietetic Technology provides an educational opportunity for students to extend the quantity, and enhance the quality of nutrition education, care and services for our diverse community by becoming entry-level Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTRs).

Program Goals:

Goal 1: The consortium program will prepare competitive graduates for entry-level practice as a nutrition and dietetic technician, registered.

Objectives:

  1. At least eighty percent of students who complete their first practicum lab course in the Dietetic Technology Consortium Program will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Dietetic Technology within 150% of program length, which is 3 years.  
  2. At least eighty percent of graduates rate the program overall as good to excellent in preparation for an entry-level Nutrition and Dietetic Technician position. 
  3. The one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of their first attempt) for the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics technicians will be 70% or above.
  4. Eighty percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetic technicians within 12 months of program completion. 
  5. Of graduates who seek employment, 75% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields prior to, or within 12 months of graduation.  (Note: many of our students find employment prior to graduation in the field of nutrition and dietetics.) 
  6. At least eighty percent or more of employer surveys returned will evaluate graduates as good or excellent in the overall preparedness for an entry-level nutrition and dietetics technician position.

Goal 2: The consortium program will prepare graduates to continue their education in dietetics or related health care fields at four-year institutions. 

Objectives:

  1. Twenty-five percent of program graduates will transfer to four-year institutions within one year of completing their degrees.