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SCCC Dietetic Technician Program

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   The Dietetic Technician Program (DTP) at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC)  is the only program on Long Island accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (The Academy). It is designed for students with a distinct interest in the fields of nutrition and food service mangement. 


The program consists of a combination of science, nutrition and mangement courses. Students entering the program recieve 450 hours of  intense supervised field work in a variety of employment settings. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Dietetic Technology and are eligible to take a national registration exam. Students passing the exam earn the professional credentials of DTR (Dietetic Technician, Registered).


This rigourous curriculum prepares students to enter the workforce, or continue their education to become  Registered Dietitians. Transfer opportunites exists with Long Island University, Queens College and other universities for those students interested in continuing on to a four-year dietetic program. 


For those entering the workforce, Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)  work independently or as team members under the supervision of  Registered Dietitians. They can be found in a variety of employment settings that include hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare agencies, retirement centers, weight mangement clinics,wellness centers, public health agencies and restaurants. Many also find work in the areas of corporate food service and food service mangement .   


Students entering the curriculum can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. They are required to complete nutrition courses in sequence as outlined on the Program of Study. Students are also required to take supporting coursework in the social and physical sciences, english, mathematics, physical education and business.


 Admission to the program is consistent with that for the College Requirements and an application can be obtained from the Admissions Department click here for details about applying to the Dietetic Technician Program.


More questions? Contact Jodi Levine, MS, RD, CDN, Dietetic Technician Program Director, 631-548-3724, .