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SRJC-Dietetic Technology
Dietetic Technology

The Dietetic Technology Program helps prepare students to work in the fields of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. The Dietary Service Supervisor (DSS) Certificate Program prepares students to manage an efficient, safe, and healthful food service. Students acquire skills for supervising both food production and employees in extended care settings, hospitals, retirement communities, school food, and other large food service organizations. Both classroom instruction and hands-on experience with local food services are included in the curriculum. The DSS certificate is the minimum requirement set by the California Department of Public Health for managing food service departments in a health-care facility. The Dietetic Technology Program also offers coursework preparing students to become registered as Dietetic Technicians. Students completing the Dietetic Technician Major will also fulfill requirements for the DSS Certificate.


Classes required to obtain the Dietary Service Supervisor certificate include basic nutrition, class work and field experience working with clients on nutritionally modified diets, safety and sanitation applied to food service, food production class work and field experience and basic management techniques. Diet 253, Annual Update in Dietetic Technology, provides an opportunity to network with others in the field and listen to a variety of speakers addressing current topics related to food, nutrition, and food service management.


Vegetarian Resource Group

American Dietetic Association

California Dietetic Association


Santa Rosa Campus
Garcia Hall


Jill Tarver
, MS, RD
Dietetic Technician Coordinator
(707) 521-6921

Jill Harrison
Dietary Service Supervisor Coordinator


Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges