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Dietetic Technician Program


Welcome to the Dietetic Technician (DT) Program at Westchester Community College (WCC).  Upon completion of program requirements, you will earn the degree, Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) – Dietetic Technician.

Graduates of the Dietetic Technician program are eligible to become members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and to sit for the registration exam to become a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR).

About the Program

The Dietetic Technician Program at Westchester Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), a specialized accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), recognized by the United States Department of Education. The program is designed to provide high quality didactic and experiential learning opportunities that will prepare entry level Dietetic Technicians and Dietetic Technicians Registered with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to compete effectively in the evolving job market of Westchester County and the surrounding area. One unique aspect of this program of study is the 450-hour, supervised clinical practice in area hospitals, nursing homes and community agencies. This experience provides students with an opportunity to implement the skills and principles taught in the classrooms and culinary foods lab, emphasizing the importance of adequate nutrition and diet, as it relates to wellness and a healthy life-style.

The job outlook for dietetic professionals continues to look positive. Working under the guidance of a Registered Dietitian, the Dietetic Technician is employed in various health-care facilities, nursing homes, health clubs, public health facilities and community agencies. Go to www.eatright.org for profession details.

Program Highlights

  • The only accredited A.A.S. Dietetic Technician program in the Hudson Valley
  • Newly renovated “state of the art” culinary suite for classroom instruction
  • Supervised clinical field experience provides opportunities for students to learn in “real work situations”
  • Counselor and faculty members available to assist with tutoring, program planning, registration, and financial aid procedures
  • Individuals accepted on a part or full-time basis
  • “Test prep” to assist in passing the Dietetic Technician Registration exam

It is mandatory that each student read and become familiar with policy and procedure statements in the Dietetic Technician Student Handbook.

Accreditation Statement 

The Dietetic Technician Program at Westchester Community College is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

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For more information, contact:

Professor Schlanger, RDN, MA, CD_N
Program Director – Dietetic Technician Program
Curriculum Chair – Dietetic Technician/Foods and Nutrition
Teresa.Schlanger@sunywcc.edu
914-606-6750