2019-2020 College Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2021  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, AAS

Program Code: A45310


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

The Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Program prepares individuals to promote optimal health through proper nutrition by providing personalized services to meet client’s needs and ensure balanced diets. Nutrition and Dietetics 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.

Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, AAS Semester-by-Semester Plan  

General Education Courses: 15 Hours

Major Courses: 56 Hours

Core: 46 Hours

  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 1
  • Credits: 2
  • DET 112 Introduction to Nutrition *
  • DET 113 Basic Food Science *
  • DET 114 Supervised Practice I *
  • DET 116 Food Mgt Sys & Nutr Concepts *
  • DET 117 Foodservice Management Systems *
  • DET 118 Supervised Practice II *
  • DET 221 Nutr Assess & Skill Develop *
  • DET 222 Nutr Counseling and Education *
  • DET 224 Supervised Practice III *
  • DET 225 Profession of Dietetics *
  • DET 226 Medical Nutrition Therapy *
  • DET 227 Dietetics Overview *
  • DET 228 Supervised Practice IV *

Total Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, AAS: 71 Credits

*DET courses must be completed through Gaston College.

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

The Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Program is a two year program with students receiving an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics 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).