The mission of the Dietetic Technician program is to empower graduates to compete successfully for employment as a Nutrition & Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) by providing superior education and innovative training in entry-level skills and competencies.
Program Goals and Outcome Measures
Goal #1: The program will prepare competent entry-level dietetic technicians.
- Over a 3-year period, at least 70% of graduates pass the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetic technicians within one year following first attempt. GRADUATE PERFORMANCE Objective 3.4.c.2
- Over a 5-year period, 70% percent of employers will agree or strongly agree on the Employer Survey that graduates of the Hillsborough Community College Dietetic Technician Program were prepared for dietetic practice. EMPLOYER SATISFACTION Objective 3.4.d
- Over a 5-year period, eighty percent of graduates will agree or strongly agree on the Graduate Survey that the program prepared them for dietetic practice.
- Over a 5-year period, 90% of program graduates who are expected to take the CDR credentialing exam for nutrition and dietetics will do so within 6 months of program completion. GRADUATE PERFORMANCE Objective 3.4.c.1
Goal #2: The program will meet the need for registered dietetic technicians in the Tampa area
- Over a five-year period, 70% or more of program graduates who sought employment in nutrition and dietetics, or a related field, will be employed within 12 months of program completion. GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT Objective 3.4b
- Over a five-year period, 50% or more of program graduates who sought employment in nutrition and dietetics, or a related field, will practice within the Tampa Bay area.
Goal #3: The program will be responsive to student needs.
- Over a 5-year period, eighty percent of students will AGREE or STRONGLY AGREE that faculty met students’ educational needs as indicated on the course evaluation.
- Over a 5-year period, eighty percent of students will rate preceptors as average or above average on Preceptor Evaluations.
- Over a 5-year period, at least 80% of program students complete program requirements within 150% of program length (9 semesters). PROGRAM COMPLETION Objective 3.4a
NOTE: All program outcome data available upon request.