DURING THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR THE DSS CERTIFICATE WILL BE CHANGED TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS INTO A NATIONALLY ACCREDITED, DIETARY MANAGER PROGRAM.
Please click on Orientation Sessions on the left side of this page to attend a meeting and get more information about our new program.
The certificate program prepares the student to take the exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager. The CDM will be working under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian in long- term care facilities, would schedule and supervise the food service employees, order food, screen newly admitted patients for chewing and swallowing needs, meet with other health care team members to discuss issues related to the food intake of the residents, and be familiar with all positions within that department. The CDM is also qualified to work in food service for assisted-living, acute care or adult day care centers.
The certificated program is a 13.5 unit program which can be completed in 1 and a half years for full-time students and is in the process of becoming an approved program by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals.. All required classes must be completed at Mesa College within 5 years.
It is highly recommended that if English is your second language, you enroll in Allied Health 048, 2 units. It is very important that you can clearly speak, read & write and understand English in the health care environment.
Directed Clinical Practice (NUTR 091)
Any student who has completed the required classes for the DSS certificate and is
ready to enroll in Nutr 091 spring 2017, MUST email Dr. DuPraw at: firstname.lastname@example.org and you must attend the following mandatory meeting:
Students who are planning to enroll in the Directed Clinical Practice for fall, 2017 must attend a MANDATORY MEETING on Sept. 13, 2017 (Wed) from 12:45-1:45 pm in S-305 of the Allied Health bldg. Please
RSVP Dr. Christine DuPraw at: email@example.com so that a space can be reserved for