A dietary manager is a trained foodservice operations manager who primarily supervises and manages the dietetic services area in health care, long-term care facilities, hospitals, schools, and other non-commercial foodservice settings.
Dietary Managers are trained in understanding the basic nutritional needs of their clientele and they work together with registered dietitians to provide quality nutritional care. Other responsibilities include directing and controlling menu planning, food purchasing, food production and service.
They normally work a forty-hour week, including some weekends and holidays.\
The DMTP at Delgado Community College is an on-line training program which combines on-line education with clinical/field education. The program which consists of 10 college credits and 150 hours of precepted field experience can last 2 to 4 semesters depending on the academic needs of the student. The courses at Delgado are taught by a Registered Dietitian and each clinical/field experience is supervised by an RD and an appropriately trained food service professional. The student is also eligible for student membership in ANFP.
Upon successful completion of the ANFP approved program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the CDM®, CFPP® credentialing examination and become an active member of ANFP.
Delgado Community College is an open admissions college. All students meeting the minimum requirements for admission will be accepted. However, class size is limited in DMTP 125 to the first ten qualified students due to the availability of clinical training sites.
Students are eligible for admission to the Dietary Manager Training program when they meet one of the following criteria:
The Dietetic Technician Program at Delgado will accept some of the courses which have been successfully completed and meet the requirements of the program. For more information regarding this program, contact the program director, Dietetic Technician Program, 504-671-6227
To find out if courses you have taken will transfer to Delgado, call 504-671-6203 to set up an appointment with an Allied Health Advisor to have your transcript evaluated.
DMTP students pay the same fee for each semester as other credit students enrolled in college.