NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jun 15, 2024  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dietary Manager, Certificate

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Dietary Managers work as food specialists who oversee the daily management of a food production facility. Roles include menu planning, food purchasing, employee hiring and supervision, food production and service, attention to nutritional needs of clients, maintaining sanitation and food service standards, and more.

This 16-credit hour Dietary Manager certificate program follows the standards set by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the certified dietary manager credential.

A certified dietary manager has the education, training, and experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager and has proven this by passing the nationally-recognized CDM Credentialing Exam and fulfilling the requirements needed to maintain certified status. CDM’s work together with Registered Nutritionists to provide quality nutritional care in a variety of non-commercial settings and perform a myriad of specialized tasks and roles within a foodservice operation.

General Education Courses

The Dietary Manager certificate program is designed as a terminal certificate program. Certificate students are not required to take specific general education courses.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply nutrition principles.
  2. Demonstrate foodservice principles.
  3. Demonstrate personnel management and effective communication.
  4. Apply sanitation and food safety standards.
  5. Demonstrate basic business operations.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation. Upon completion, the student will be awarded a 16-credit hour Dietary Manager certificate issued by the college.

For more information, contact:

Program advisor
Karah Kellogg 620-432-0318

Dietary Manager Certificate Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 10

Total Dietary Manager Certificate Credits: 16

To earn a certificate, students must successfully pass all courses and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on all courses within the certificate.

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