Dietetic Technician Associate

Want to start your career in nutrition in just two years? The Dietetic Technician associate program gives you the skills needed to succeed in the field.

What You'll Study

The associate program is designed to prepare you to be able to provide nutritional care for individuals and families.

Dietetic technicians often work in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, day care centers and government agencies. You will be helping to plan and prepare meals for individuals with special nutritional needs, with daily tasks assisting the registered dietitian that might include:

  • Translating nutritional needs into an acceptable meal plan with consideration of psychological, sociological and economic factors;
  • Teaching the principles of nutrition and their relationships to health and diseases, and suggesting strategies to apply those ideas;
  • Managing food service systems to ensure the client receives optimal nutrition and high quality food;
  • Preparing the registered dietician for professional practice.


  • Dietetic Technician Associate

    You will take two years of courses to complete the program before being issued a verification statement to take the Commission on Dietetic Program Registration exam for Dietetic Technicians. Upon successful completion, you will be able to use the initials "DTR" to signify professional designation.

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Internships and Jobs

  •  Hospitals
  •  Nursing homes
  •  Schools in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania