The Dietary Manager Certificate of Completion is a two-term, 22 - 27 credit hour program that focuses on the principles and practices relating to the administration of food service systems in institutional settings, and that prepares individuals to manage such operations in public and private facilities. Dietary Managers work with registered dietitians to provide quality food production, service, and nutritional care and are an integral part of health care and food service management teams.
The program includes instruction in human nutrition, food safety, the design and organization of food service systems, purchasing, and personnel management. The program includes classroom and lab time. Students will complete 180 hours of supervised practice in accredited facilities. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals’ national exam and earn the CDM (Certified Dietary Manager) and CFPP (Certified Food Protection Professional) credentials. The CDM and CFPP are nationally recognized as experts in managing dietary operations.
Educational Option Information
This educational option is a
Certificate of Completion program
This educational option can be completed
Part-Time or Full-Time
This educational option is designed for
Immediate employment and transfer into a baccalaureate program
This educational option can be started
Primary course location
Students are expected to purchase textbooks. In addition, there are program fees for drug screenings and a criminal background check.
Information for people with felony convictions
A felony conviction will prevent successful completion of the program. A criminal background check is required for students enrolled in the Dietary Manager Internships which are required for the certificate.