Mission and Vision
The mission of the Dietetic Technician Program, in accordance with the mission of Sinclair Community College and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is to empower students with food and nutrition knowledge, skills and competencies for immediate employment as dietetic technicians, registered, or strive for the attainment of a baccalaureate degree.
The faculty is committed to excellence and innovation in advancing the program vision for students to embrace progressive career and lifelong learning attitudes as they positively influence food choices and lifestyles within their community.
Program Goals and Objectives
The program has established three goals that reflect the program mission. These goals address program completion, graduate employment and continuation of education in pursuit of baccalaureate degrees. To achieve the broad based program goals, program objectives have been developed with appropriate measures to assess accomplishment and success of goals. Program outcomes data are available on request. The program goals and objectives are listed below.
Goal 1: Prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietetic technicians. In so doing, the program will provide the knowledge, skills and values necessary to enable graduates to function as dietetic professionals.
- At least 85% of graduates who intend to sit for the DTR examination will do so within twelve (12) months of program completion.
- Graduates will obtain a first-time pass rate of at least 70% on the DTR examination.
- At least 70% of graduates will find employment related to dietetics within one year of graduation.
- At least 80% of employer surveys returned will demonstrate graduates meet expectations or higher on overall job performance.
Goal 2: Through encouragement, motivation and support, the DT program faculty will increase the number of students who complete their dietetics program of study.
- Over a five-year period, 80% of enrolled full-time students will complete program requirements within eight (8) semesters.
- Over a five-year period, 80% of enrolled part-time students will complete program requirements within twelve (12) semesters.
Goal 3: Establish articulation partnerships with four-year institutions and assist graduates who wish to pursue baccalaureate degrees in dietetics from other universities.
- Within five (5) years, 20 percent of students will successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree dietetics program.