Mission, Goals and Objectives
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Nutrition and 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).
Goal 1: The program will prepare competitive graduates for entry-level practice as a Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR).
At least eighty percent of students who complete their first practicum course in the Nutrition and Dietetic Technology Program will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Technology within 150% of program length, which is 3 years.
The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of their first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics technicians is at least 70%..
At least eighty percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetic technicians within 12 months of program completion.
Of graduates who seek employment, at least seventy-five percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation. (Note: many of our students find employment prior to graduation in the field of nutrition and dietetics.)
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 position.
At least eighty percent of graduates rate the program as good to excellent in preparation for an entry-level nutrition and dietetic technician position.
Goal 2: The program will prepare graduates to continue their education in dietetics or related health care fields at four-year institutions.
Twenty-five percent of program graduates will transfer to four-year institutions within one year of completing their degrees.
A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) detailing program outcomes is available on the program;s website, www.paradisevalley.