Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56 
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56

Dietary Manager, Certificate of Achievement - Pathway 3b

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This certificate program prepares students for the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers’ national exam. It includes three classroom courses and is intended for students who also have 2 years of full-time non-commercial food service management experience. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers’ national exam and earn the CDM (Certified Dietary Manager) and CFPP (Certified Food Protection Professional) credentials. The CDM and CFPP credentials are nationally recognized as experts in managing dietary operations.

Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is option for:  Certificate of Achievement
  • This educational option can be started: Fall or Spring semesters
  • This educational option can be completed: Part-Time or Full-Time
  • Primary course location: Online

Special Requirements

Physical Requirements
Students must be in good physical and psychological health. Reasonable accommodations are made for students with disabilities. However, some disabilities may prohibit students from completing program specific competencies or gaining employment. Students with disabilities that may interfere with completing program competencies are advised to contact the Program Director for more information.


Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career Opportunities

Gainful Employment Insert 

Potential Employers

  • Nursing facilities, rehab facilities, hospitals, senior living communities, correctional facilities, schools, military, corporations

Sample Job Titles

  • Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), Foodservice Manager and many others

Sample Job Duties

  • Manage menus, food purchasing, food preparation, document nutrition information, ensure food safety

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

Program Requirement

Students must provide documentation of two or more years of non-commercial food service management experience to the Program Director prior to completion of the certificate.


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 9

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