Dietetic Technician

  • Credits: 67
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: , Online


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?
A new class of students (cohort) completes the eligibility survey on Northland's Dietetic Technician Webpage every fall semester. Dietetics classes start every spring semester.

How are program admissions decided?
Program admissions are determined via individual scores on the DT program admission's rubric.

How many students are accepted into the DT Program every year?
Up to 30 students can be admitted into the program each year.

What happens if I am not one of the first 30 students who meet admission requirements?
If a student has met all admission requirements but is not one of the 30 qualified applicants, they will be placed on the program's alternate list.

How does the alternate list work?
If a student gives up their position in the program, the first student on the alternate list would be offered that position. After the beginning of the spring semester, students on the alternate list will need to reapply the following year for program admission.

Do I have to take the TEAS exam if I have a degree from another college?
Yes, all applicants to the DT program must complete the TEAS exam.

What is the TEAS Exam?
The TEAS Exam (formerly known as the HOBET-V) is a computer-based three-hour test that measures skills in academic areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage.

What score do I need to receive on the TEAS Exam to be admitted into the DT Program?
An applicant must have at least a minimum score of 50% for the Adjusted Individual Total (AIT) Score.

Can I take the TEAS Exam more than once?
Yes, student can take the TEAS Exam as many times as they would like

Is there a fee for taking the TEAS Exam?
There is a $55 (plus tax) testing fee student must pay prior to taking the TEAS Exam.

Is there a study guide for the TEAS Exam?
There are several study guides available, online. Some examples are provided. We do not suggest any one type of study guide, but ensure that the study guide is for the TEAS Exam.
Free -- Hobet Test Study Guide
$19.95 -- Hobet V
$25.00 -- Hobet
$39.95 -- Doesn't work Test Prep Secrets

Where can I take the TEAS Exam?
The TEAS V for AH test is administered at the East Grand Forks campus of Northland Community and Technical College in the library testing center or it can be taken at a PSI testing center.

When can I take the TEAS Exam?
For students that want to take the exam on-campus, only a limited number of testing positions are available. Students must be registered at least 24 hours before the scheduled exam time.
For students who will be taking the exam at a PSI testing center, you can schedule the exam through their website.

How do I schedule a date to take the TEAS Exam?
Prior to the testing date, students must schedule a date with the college testing center. To do so, send an email to EGF Proctor. In this email, you must put "TEAS Exam" in the subject line, and in the message state: your name, phone number, and date you would like to take the TEAS exam. You will receive a confirmation email from the testing center. It is recommended one schedules early as there are only a limited number of testing positions for each date.

For students testing at a PSI testing center, more information on scheduleing is available at ATI Testing. Be sure to approve the release of your testing score to Northland Community and Technical College AH. Failure to do so will result in additional fees for you to have the scores released. NCTC does not accept unoffical scores that were sent to the student.

How do I register to take the TEAS Exam?
At least 24 hours before the scheduled exam time, students must register at the ATI Testing website. Go to Secure Sign On area to the right. Click on -- Create an Account. Fill out all information. For Institution, select - Northland Community & Tech College AH. Then click - Register.

How do I pay the exam fee?
Students will make payment online at the time of testing.

What do I do on the day of testing?
Students must bring a picture ID that includes a signature (example: driver's license), the login and password that the candidate has created when registering with ATI, and arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled exam time. Students are allowed to bring a calculator to use during the exam.

What do I do if I have any questions?
Contact the DT Program Director, Angela Brekken, MS, RD, LD.