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Dietetic Service Supervisor/Certified Dietary Manager, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_FNDS

Control Number: 04015

Financial Aid Eligible

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 Outcome

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 of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  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.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  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 their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
FN A170Nutrition3
FSM A150Fundamentals of Food Preparation4
FSM A151Food Production Management2
FSM A160Sanitation and Safety2
FSM A250Menu Planning and Purchasing3
FSM A260Supervision and Training Techniques3
NC A175Health Care Field Experience4
NC A180Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy3
Total Units24

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

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FN A170 Nutrition 3
FSM A150 Fundamentals of Food Preparation 1 4
FSM A160 Sanitation and Safety 2
FSM A260 Supervision and Training Techniques 3
Semester 2
FSM A151 Food Production Management 2
NC A175 Health Care Field Experience 2 4
NC A180 Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 3
FSM A250 Menu Planning and Purchasing 3
 Total Units24