Sunday – November 17, 2019

Dietetic Technician

Dietetic Technician


West Allis Campus


Learn how the science of managing food and nutrition helps promote good health. Dietetic technicians typically work as a member of the food service or healthcare team. This program includes supervised clinical and field experiences. Graduates are eligible for technician membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and will receive the title Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) after completing the national registration exam.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995;
800-877-1600 or 312-899-0040; fax 312-899-4817;

Mission: The Dietetic Technician Program will provide a competent, community- focused work force with the foundation, knowledge and competencies to function as entry-level Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered in medical nutrition therapy and food service management as a part of a diverse community.

GOAL 1: Recruit nutrition & dietetic technician registered eligible students. 
GOAL 2: Retain nutrition & dietetic technician registered eligible students. 
GOAL 3: Graduate competent entry level nutrition & dietetic technician, registered eligible graduates committed to serving the community and the profession 


Career Outlook: Dietetics is a vital, growing field. Employment options include hospitals, school lunch programs, nutrition programs for the elderly, food service management firms.

Career Pathway: By completing four specified courses, you will be eligible to take the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals Certified Dietary Manager exam.

Program Code: 10-313-1

Start Dates: August/January

This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Course Requirements (link)
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