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Dietetic Service Supervisor/Certified Dietary Manager, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_FNDS
Control Number: 04015

Dietary Service Supervisors/Certified Dietary Managers plan and supervise employees in Food and Nutrition services at a health care facility. Responsibilities include assisting the dietitian with patient care activities, coordinating work of food production personnel, and ensuring safe and nutritionally adequate food for patients and residents.

Program Outcomes

  1. The program will prepare students for successful employment as entry-level Food and Nutrition managers to meet the needs of healthcare facilities and other employers.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
FN A170Nutrition3
FSM A150Principles of Quantity Food Preparation4
FSM A151Food Production Management2
FSM A160Sanitation and Safety3
FSM A250Menu Planning and Purchasing3
FSM A260Supervision and Training Techniques3
NC A175Health Care Field Experience4
NC A180Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy3
Total Units25

Upon successful completion of the certificate, student meets California Department of Health Licensing Requirements for Dietetic Service Supervisor.