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Program Goals and Objectives

Graduates will:

1. Be competent entry-level Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTRs) to meet the employment needs of the community.
     Outcome Measures:

  1. Program Completion Rate: At least 80% of students declaring Nutrition and Dietetic Technician as a major in the course, NC 180 Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy, will graduate within 3 years of enrolling in the program.

  2. Post graduate performance: 80% of employers responding to the survey will express satisfaction with the academic preparation of entry-level graduates hired by their facility.

  3. Job Placement: 65% of graduates will report that they have found employment in the field of nutrition and dietetics, or a related field,  within 12 months of graduation.

  4. Registration Exam Attempt: At least 75% of program graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics technician within 12 months of program completion.

  5. Registration Exam Pass Rate: At least 70% of graduates over a five-year period will pass the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics technicians within one year following first attempt.

2. Communicate and work effectively with an inter-disciplinary workforce and clientele of the community.
        Outcome Measures:

  1. Post-graduate performance: At least 80% of employers responding to the survey will express satisfaction with entry-level communication skills with the diverse population of the work environment.

  2. Academic Preparation: At least 80% of graduates responding to the survey will express adequate classroom and clinical preparation for communicating with multi-ethnic, socioeconomic and multidisciplinary groups in the work environment.

3. Participate in personal growth and lifelong learning activities. 
        Outcome Measures:

  1. Lifelong learning: At least 75% of graduates responding to the survey will report that they are members of a dietetic organization, and are involved in continuing education activities, or are continuing on in higher education.

Outcomes data are available on request.