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Dietary Management


Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Dietary Manager Certificate


1 Year



Dietary Managers work as food specialists who oversee the daily management of a food production facility.  Roles include menu planning, food purchasing, employee hiring and supervision, food production and service, attention to nutritional needs of clients, maintaining sanitation and food service standards, and more.   

This 16-credit hour Dietary Manager certificate program follows the standards set by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.  Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the certified dietary manager credential.

A certified dietary manager has the education, training, and experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager and has proven this by passing the nationally-recognized CDM Credentialing Exam and fulfilling the requirements needed to maintain certified status.   CDM’s work together with Registered Nutritionists to provide quality nutritional care in a variety of non-commercial settings and perform a myriad of specialized tasks and roles within a foodservice operation.



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Karah Kellogg


General Education Courses

The Dietary Manager certificate program is designed as a terminal certificate program.  Certificate students are not required to take specific general education courses.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation. Upon completion, the student will be awarded a 16-credit hour Dietary Manager certificate issued by the college.

Program Path

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Semester I


DIET 102

Nutrition for Dietary Managers


DIET 104

Foodservice, Sanitation, and Safety





Semester II


DIET 202

Business Operations, Personnel and Communication


*DIET 204

Food Production


*DIET 210

Dietary Manager Fieldwork Experience





 *Prerequisite DIET 102 & 104


Total Certificate Credits         




Program Outcomes

  1. Apply nutrition principles.
  2. Demonstrate foodservice principles.
  3. Demonstrate personnel management and effective communication.
  4. Apply sanitation and food safety standards.
  5. Demonstrate basic business operations.