Welcome to the Dietetic Technician Program

Santa Rosa Junior College's Dietetic Technician Program has been granted full Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Our coursework and skill-based competency training will help you become eligible to take and pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam to become a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR). In California, a "Dietetic Technician Registered" is legally defined through a Scope of Practice law (Business Profession Code Section 2585-2586.8), which requires that Dietetic Technicians be registered by the CDR of the AND. More information about DTRs can be found on the AND website: http://www.eatright.org.

We also offer coursework which can prepare students for transfer to a four-year college for completion of requirements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). Details about program costs, (including costs for technical equipment for distance courses), expectations, and other useful information can be found in the DT Student Handbook. (If you need assistance accessing this handbook, please contact Jill Tarver).

Our Dietetic Technician program provides the following qualifications for Dietetic Technician registration eligibility:

1) Associate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college

2) Successful completion of an ACEND accredited didactic DT (Dietetic Technician) program

3) Completion of 450 hours of supervised practice within an ACEND accredited DT program

Courses required for the DT program will be scheduled during the fall and spring semesters. Courses will be offered in-person, online, or in a hybrid modality. Information about the starting and ending dates for each semester, as well as any dates for which college will be closed and/or classes will not be available are available online at the SRJC Schedule of Classes and Academic Calendar.

If you are interested in the program, please meet with an SRJC Counselor and consult the Recommended Course Sequence.