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Program Details

Complete these program requirements to earn a Dietetic Technician A.A.S. Degree at Northland. 

Program Requirements

  1. Complete the admissions application to Northland.
  2. Complete all required developmental courses with a C grade or better before applying to the Dietetic Technician program.
  3. A cohort of 30 students will be admitted annually to the program. Students scoring the highest in the admission’s rubric will be selected.
  4. Completion of the Dietetic Technician program eligibility survey. The application window will be open October 1 — 19.
  5. Obtain student membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which costs $50.
  6. Completion of the College Health Screening & Immunization information requirements through Castle Branch (cost $45) prior to enrollment in DIET2035, DIET2040, and/or DIET2045.
  7. Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Licensing Division Background Study and fingerprinting (cost approximately $10) prior to enrollment in DIET2035, DIET2040, and/or DIET2045.
  8. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Castle Branch. Cost $45.75 first year, $26 second year (if needed).
  9. Complete all required courses for the Dietetic Technician program with a grade of C or better.

Program Completion and Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dietetic Technology is awarded to students with the following:

  1. The student must achieve a letter grade of C or above in each course comprising the Dietetic Technician Program.
  2. The student must fulfill all program course requirements.
  3. The student must complete all supervised practice assignments/hours as scheduled.
  4. All degree competencies must be met.
  5. Program completion must be within 150% of program length. If a student requests a leave of absence for non-academic reasons and the leave is approved, it will be for a total of one year. The student must resume attendance at the beginning of the semester in which the leave was granted and demonstrate continuous enrollment thereafter for completion. Student may be required to be re-evaluated prior to re-entry and re-entry may be dependent on available space; not to exceed class capacity. Approval for re-entry in the program following a leave of absence will not be granted if the student was not in good academic standing prior to leave request.
  6. The student must complete all requirements for graduation to sit for the Dietetic Technician Registered exam certification at time of program completion.