Dietetic Technician

Welcome to the Dietetic Technician Website!

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), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995, phone (312) 899-0040. 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).

Successful graduates of our program work as entry-level Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR's) in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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).

In California, a “Dietetic Technician Registered” is legally defined through a Scope of Practice law (Business and Profession Code Section 2585-2586.8), which requires that Dietetic Technicians be registered by the CDR of the AND.

DTR's, trained in food and nutrition, are an integral member of the health care, business and industry, public health, foodservice, and research teams. At SRJC, training focuses on health care where DTR’s will work cooperatively with Registered Dietitians to screen clients for nutritional risk, assist in their nutritional care, and supervise food production and service.

More information about DTR's can be found on AND's website.

Details about program costs, expectations, and other useful information can be found in the DT Student Handbook.

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

DT Program graduates can become registered when they have fullfilled the following:

  1. Completed all program requirements for the DT Major, including passing all required courses with a "C" or better and successfully documenting completion of all ACEND competencies for entry level DTRs
  2. Received a verification statement of requirement completion
  3. Passed the CDR Registration Exam for Dietetic Technicians

Courses required for the DT program will be scheduled during the Fall and Spring semesters. Information about the starting and ending dates for each semester as well as any dates for which the college will be closed and/or classes will not be held is printed in the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Schedule of Classes, available online.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

California Dietetic Association

Bay Area Dietetics Association