PURPOSE: The purpose of the Dietary Manager Career Studies Certificate is designed to provide entry-level training for careers as foodservice and dietary managers in hospitals, long term care facilities and related healthcare foodservice establishments. This career studies certificate will prepare students to take the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) credentialing exam to earn the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) credentials.
CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Certification for employment includes the national Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) credentialing exam.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements.
Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the program materials located on the web site.
Before enrolling in DIT 190 students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening and physical examination with immunization as indicated. Additional testing may be required. Evidence of hepatitis-B vaccination or declination statement must be provided. Results of screenings must be available and evaluated as satisfactory by the dates provided at the time of enrollment. Students who fail to meet this requirement will not be allowed to enroll in DIT 190.
The criminal background and physical examination requirements are conducted by an independent company not associated with JTCC and is considered to be part of the expenses students are responsible for prior to enrolling in DIT 190.This process can take 30 days to complete. Students should contact the health and physical education department at 804-706-5084.
The program requires additional expenditures for the student’s health assessment, immunizations, urine drug screen, criminal background check, uniforms, supplies and equipment as required by the supervised practice site as part of DIT 190.
A prospective student with a felony/misdemeanor conviction needs to see the DIT 190 course instructor/program advisor prior to enrolling.
To become a certified dietary manager (CDM) and certified food protection professional (CFPP), a student must satisfactorily complete HLT 230, HRI 115, HRI 101, HRI 102, DIT 221, DIT 190 and pass the national Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) credentialing exam.
By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
- Apply food safety and sanitation standards in health care food service operations.
- Implement medical nutrition therapies in health care faclities.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to pass the nationally recognized Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professional (ANFPP) Certified Dietary Manager (CDM/Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) exam.
- Evaluate and communicate the relationship among nutrition, human development, and lifestyle on disease prevention.