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.
LINKS & RESOURCES
Vegetarian Resource Group
American Dietetic Association
California Dietetic Association