DT Program Information

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, 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. 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.



Program outcomes data are available on request.



Program graduates will be competent entry-level nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.



  • At least 80% of students complete program requirements within 3 years. (150% of planned program length).


  • At least 70% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics technicians within 12 months of program completion.


  • The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics technicians is at least 70%.


Program graduates will be competently employed as nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered in the field of nutrition and dietetics, foodservice, or a related field.

  • Of graduates who seek employment, at least 70% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.


  • At least 80% of surveyed employers will rate program graduates as competent entry-level nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.