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Dietary Management
Technical Competency Area

The Dietary Management Program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a dietary manager in institutional foodservice, such as in nursing homes and hospitals. Graduates will meet qualifications for the Dietary Managers Association certification examination to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP).

Specific Requirements:

To enroll, students must have a high school diploma or GED, and an ACT Read score of 16 or higher or pass a reading placement test or pass READ 099.

To meet course requirements, all courses include classroom lectures and field experiences under the supervision of a registered dietitian preceptor. Three hours per week of field experience are required for each course. If the student is not employed by the training facility, a background check, immunizations, TB test, drug screen, physical exam, and proof of health insurance are required.

Required courses of Technical Competency Area in Dietary Management:

DMTP 101: Medical Nutrition Therapy 4
DMTP 110: DMA Resource Management 3
DMTP 115: DMA Foodservice Operations 4
DMTP 120: DMA Sanitation and Safety 3
Total credits for the Technical Competency Area in Dietary Management 14

Course work must be completed with at least a grade of “C” in each class to receive the Technical Competency Area in Dietary Management from BPCC.

For students who have two or more years of work experience as a Foodservice Manager, field experiences for DMTP 110, DMTP 115, DMTP 120 can be waived and students will enroll in DMTP 111, DMTP 116, and DMTP 121. (Total credits would be 11 in this case.) Documentation must be submitted in advance of registration.

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