Associate of Applied Science in
Associate of Applied Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Milwaukee Area Technical College
Learn how the science of managing food and nutrition helps promote good health. Dietetic technicians typically work as a member of the foodservice 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.
You can earn the Dietary Manager certificate on the way to completing this associate degree.
Additional program details: Nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered – NDTRs – are educated and trained at the technical level of nutrition and dietetics practice for the delivery of safe, culturally competent, quality food and nutrition services. They are nationally credentialed and are an integral part of healthcare and food-service management teams. They work under the supervision of a registered dietitian nutritionist when in direct patient/client nutrition care; and they may work independently in providing general nutrition education to healthy populations.
Dietetics is a vital, growing field. Employment options include hospitals, school lunch programs, nutrition programs for the elderly, food service management firms.
Mission: The Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Program will provide a competent, community-focused workforce with the foundation, knowledge, and competencies to function as entry-level Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered in medical nutrition therapy and food service management as a part of a diverse community.
Goal 1: Recruit and retain nutrition and dietetic technician registered eligible students in preparation to work in the Wisconsin region.
Goal 2: The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered, committed to serving the community and the profession.
Goal 3: Graduate competent entry-level Nutrition & Dietetic Technician, Registered eligible graduates committed to serving the community and the profession.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
- Integrate scientific information and translate research into practice
- Practice beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors for the professional nutrition and dietetics technician level of practice
- Develop information, products, and services for individuals, groups, and populations
- Deliver information, products, and services to individuals, groups, and populations
- Apply principles of management and systems in the provision of services to individuals and organizations
Dietetics is a vital, growing field. A dietetic technician typically works as a member of the foodservice or healthcare team. They are employed by hospitals, public health nutrition programs, child nutrition and school lunch programs, nutrition programs for the elderly, and foodservice management firms.
- Dietetic Technician
- Dietary Manager
- Nutrition Counselor
- Nutrition Coordinator
- Food Service Manager
- Health Coach
- Community Nutrition Educator
- Nutrition Services Manager
- Food Service Supervisor
|DIETNT-106||Food Service Sanitation ‡ ^||2|
|DIETNT-109||Food Science ‡||3|
|DIETNT-123||Dietetic Technician Orientation ‡||1|
|DIETNT-151||Nutrition for Dietetics ‡ ^||4|
|DIETNT-160||Medical Terminology for the Dietetic Technician ‡||1|
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
|DIETNT-108||Food Service Management 1 ‡ ^||3|
|DIETNT-118||Food Service Management 1: Coordinated Practice ‡ ^||1|
|DIETNT-124||Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 ‡||3|
|DIETNT-134||Medical Nutrition Therapy 1: Coordinated Practice ‡||1|
|DIETNT-152||Physiology for Dietetics ‡||3|
|DIETNT-156||Nutrition in the Life Cycle ‡||2|
|DIETNT-166||Nutrition in the Life Cycle: Coordinated Practice ‡||1|
|MATH-107||College Mathematics ‡|
(or) BIOSCI-220 Introduction to Nutritional Science
|DIETNT-125||Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 ‡||4|
|DIETNT-135||Medical Nutrition Therapy 2: Coordinated Practice ‡||2|
|DIETNT-155||Community Nutrition ‡||3|
|DIETNT-157||Food Service Management 2 ‡||3|
|DIETNT-167||Food Service Management 2: Coordinated Practice ‡||2|
(or) SPEECH-201 Elements of Speech
|DIETNT-136||Medical Nutrition Therapy Field Experience ‡||3|
|DIETNT-146||Food and Nutrition Management Field Experience ‡||3|
|DIETNT-170||Nutritional Counseling Skills ‡||2|
|PSYCH-199||Psychology of Human Relations|
(or) PSYCH-231 Introductory Psychology
|SOCSCI-172||Introduction to Diversity Studies|
(or) SOCSCI-203 Introduction to Sociology
^ Students completing these four courses are eligible to take the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals Certified Dietary Manager examination.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.