Dietary Manager

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Program Information

  • Location: West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: N/A
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Bilingual, Certificate
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Dietary Manager Certificate


Bilingual (Spanish) mode also is offered.

Students enrolled in the Nutrition and Dietetic Technician associate degree program will complete all of this certificate’s required courses as part of their program. Students are eligible for ANFP Pre-Professional membership and upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible for the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) Credentialing Exam and ANFP professional membership. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist directly supervises a minimum of 25 of the 30 nutrition-related field experience hours and coordinates the entire 150 hours: 150 hours of precepted field experience overseen by a Registered Dietitian.

This certificate consists of both classroom coursework and 150 hours of precepted field experience overseen by a Registered Dietitian. Students have the opportunity to learn about safe food handling, meal planning, menu management and supervision. Upon completion of this certificate, students are eligible to take the nationally recognized CDM Credentialing Exam offered by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers. These professionals work in a variety of healthcare and institutional food settings.

Certifying Board for Dietary Managers website:

You can apply your credits toward completing the Nutrition and Dietetic Technician associate degree.

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Nutrition and Dietetic Technician

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. MATC’s 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 Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Registered (NDTR) after successfully completing the national registration exam.

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Healthcare Services Management

Demonstrate leadership skills, manage support staff, and ensure efficient healthcare organizational workflows according to prescribed quality standards with the abilities attained through this program. Most courses are offered via flexible online and hybrid (in-class/online) formats.

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
DIETNT-106 Food Service Sanitation ‡
(or) CULMGT-112 Food Service Sanitation
DIETNT-108 Food Service Management 1 ‡ 3
DIETNT-118 Food Service Management 1: Coordinated Practice ‡ 1
DIETNT-151 Nutrition for Dietetics ‡ 4



‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificate's requirements, the student's transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; consult an MATC advisor for information.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.

2021-2022 Program Card

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Important Dates

This program is an open entry program - students can enroll in open entry programs when enrollment begins each semester.

  • No prerequisite courses
  • Fall Start: Register for classes in April
  • Spring start: Register for classes in November

Additional deadlines and important dates can be found on Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Career Outlook


Dietary Manager
Food Service Manager
Nutrition Coordinator


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This program is approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), 406 Surrey Woods Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174; 800-323-1908;


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Last updated: 08/30/2021