2018-2019 College Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2020  
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dietetic Technician, AAS

Program Code: A45310

(Program is offered through an Instructional Service Area Agreement with Gaston College)

The Dietetic Technician Program prepares individuals to promote optimal health through proper nutrition by providing personalized services to meet client’s needs and ensure balanced diets. Dietetic Technicians work under the supervision of a registered, licensed dietician.

Course work includes content related to food, nutrition, communication, and management. The physical, biological, behavioral, and social sciences support these areas.

Employment opportunities include childcare centers, hospitals, correctional centers, public health agencies, retirement centers, rehabilitation centers, hospices, clinics, nursing homes, home care programs, or medical offices.

General Education Courses: 15 Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 Hours

Humanities/Fine Arts: 3 Hours

Selected from the list of Humanities/Fine Arts  electives for the Associate in Applied Science degree appearing in the current catalog.

Math/Natural Sciences: 3 Hours

Major Courses: 55 Hours

Core: 46 Hours

Other Required Courses: 1 Hour

Total Dietetic Technician, AAS: 71 Credits

*DET courses must be completed through Gaston College.

All General Education courses may be taken at Lenoir Community College.

The Dietetic Technician Program is a two year program with students receiving an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dietetic Technician from Gaston College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND is the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).