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Mission and Information

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ARE YOU:

  • Fascinated by food and nutrition?
  • A person who enjoys interacting with a variety of people?
  • Considering a career in health care?
  • Planning to complete an Associate Degree?

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EXPLORE a career in this exciting and rewarding field of the future. Choose from these programs:

Dietary Manager–Three semester (minimum) Certificate of Completion
Dietetic Technology AS–Two-year (minimum) Associate of Science Degree
Dietetic Technology CERT–Certificate of Achievement for those who have already completed a degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from an accredited DPD Program

To enable you to work as you pursue continuing education, courses are scheduled after 4:00 PM for our busy, working adults. The college is centrally located in the beautiful Oakland Hills, with plenty of convenient parking or easy access from the Fruitvale Bart Station.

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The MISSION of the Dietary Manager and Dietetic Technician programs is to prepare competent, entry-level professionals who meet all professional standards, display superior customer service, and work collaboratively and with empathy in diverse communities.

Goals and Objectives:

The program will:

1.  prepare competent entry level Dietetic Technicians in a timely manner.

  1. Full time students will graduate from the program within eight semesters, or 4 years,  of entry 80% of the time.
  2. Part time students will graduate within fifteen semesters, or 7.5 years,  of entry 80% of the time.
  3. Assessment of student competency ratings will show at least a 2.5 average on a 1-4 scale.

2.  prepare graduates to be readily employed in nutrition and dietetics and display skills of exemplary professionals.

  1. At least 70% of graduates will be employed in a dietetics related field within 1 year of completing the program
  2. Preceptors will be surveyed and asked to rate program students regarding their cultural competence and ability to function as part of a diverse team. The target will be a mean of 4.0 on a Leichert Scale of 1-5 for 80% of students.
  3. Over a five-year period, the pass rate for DT graduates taking the registration examination for the first time will be at least 70%.
  4. The programs one year pass rate will be at least 70% for first time test takers.

Program Outcomes data are available on request

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Merritt College Nutrition & Dietetic Students, Staff and Alum

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Student Handbook for Supervised Practice