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  Mar 30, 2020
 
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] 
    
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] [Archived Catalog]

Dietetic Technician (Culinary Dietetic Option) (226A) (A.S. or A.A.S.)


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Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science 

Mission

Meaningful learning and excellent teaching that enables our students to achieve their full potential in the dietetic industry. Our long term goal is to empower students to become leading partners in a dynamic prosperous community.

The Program

The Dietetic Technician program prepares students to function at the generalist level of dietetic care under the supervision of a registered dietitian. Typical duties include supervision of employees, menu planning, patient interviewing, diet instruction for routine modification, employee training, food purchasing and supervision of food production. The dietetic technician is an integral part of the health care team in an occupation offering both personal and financial rewards. Upon completion of the dietetic technician program, students may apply for membership in the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Graduates of this program meet licensure requirements under Public Law 59A-4.100. Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates to take the national registration examination administered through the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Passing of this examination certifies candidates as Dietetic Technicians, Registered (D.T.R.).The multi-disciplinary training will enable graduates to use culinary arts, nutrition and food service management skills in a variety of traditional and non-traditional job settings. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to take the national registration examination. Typical job titles can include personal chef, clinical dietician, food service director and research dietetic technician. planning, patient interviewing, diet instruction for routine modification, employee training, food purchasing and supervision of food production. The dietetic technician is an integral part of the health care team in an occupation offering both personal and financial rewards. Upon completion of the dietetic technician program, students may apply for membership in the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Graduates of this program meet licensure requirements under Public Law 59A–4.100. Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates to take the national registration examination administered through the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Passing of this examination certifies candidates as Dietetic Technicians, Registered (D.T.R.).

The multi-disciplinary training will enable graduates to use culinary arts, nutrition and food service management skills in a variety of traditional and non-traditional job settings. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to take the national registration examination. Typical job titles can include: personal chef, clinical dietician, food service director and research dietetic technician.

Expected Job Growth and Earnings

Demand for dietetic technicians comes from nursing homes, clinics, residential care facilities and the increased desire for personal chefs. The starting salary is typically $24,000-$30,000.

Certification and Licensing

Upon completion of the dietetic technician program, students may apply for membership in the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Graduates of this program meet licensure requirements under Public Law 59A-4.100. Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates to take the national registration examination administered through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Passing of this examination certifies candidates as Dietetic Technicians, Registered (D.T.R.).

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the ADA, 127 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

Cost

Students enrolled in the food production courses are required to purchase a basic knife set, an approved chef’s uniform and black non–skid shoes. Textbooks are required for a majority of courses.

Students must supply their own health and professional liability insurance coverage while enrolled in the program. The companies, who provide internship sites, require students to have health and professional liability insurance coverage while on their premises.

Application Procedure

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Dietetic Technician program, students must:

  1. First semester students must complete core courses HUN 1201 and FSS 1202 with a “C” or better. If presently enrolled in these courses, mid-term grades will be used and continuation in the program will be conditional upon completion of courses with “C” or better.
  2. Students must follow the Dietetic Technician program course sequence. Many core courses offered in sequence meet only once a year.
  3. By November 1, students will submit a completed application for successful continuation in the program courses to the Institute of the South office.

Not all core courses are offered every term. There is a specified order in which some courses must be completed. The recommended sequence is available in a student handbook available in the culinary offices.

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Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education


Credit Hours: 15

 

Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
   Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Humanities Credit Hours: 3
   Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3
   Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 

Note


You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the associate in science or associate in applied science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science or applied science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA or A.A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative).
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements .
  6. Can demonstrate mastery of the Information Literacy Assessment. Refer to the assessment section for details.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2009/2010) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2014, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2013/2014 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Students enrolling in associate in applied science programs must pass all sections of the placement test before award of an A.A.S. degree, regardless of the degree program’s general education requirements.
  7. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  8. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

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