Prepare for a career in Dietary Management

NSCC’s Dietary Management one-year certificate program includes academic course work and field experience to prepare students for entry level food service managerial positions in school, hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living centers, and correctional facilities. Upon graduation, students will be able to prepare nutritious menus; purchase, receive and store foods; maintain food safety and sanitation standards; manage personnel, and maintain basic quality assurance and budgetary reports for health care facilities.

For students interested in continuing their education in the Agricultural and Food Services Pathway, courses in this certificate count toward the Nutritional Science and Dietary Technology Associate of Science degree.



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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising questions, please contact or call 978-762-4160.

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NSCC’s Dietary Manager Certificate is approved by the Association of Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for the CDM Credentialing Exam. Successfully writing the exam will enable students to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) or Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) as well as ANFP members. Students are also eligible for Pre-Professional ANFP membership. Information on ANFP membership and accreditation can be found by contacting:

Association Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals
PO Box 3610,
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 800-323-1908

North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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