Dietetic Technician

A dietetic technician works with a client to help him control his medical condition through proper diet.

Dietetic Technician

Collaborative Program with Competitive Enrollment

Become a dietetic technician and help others to enjoy optimal health through proper nutrition. As a dietetic technician, you work under the supervision of a registered, licensed dietician providing personalized services to meet clients’ needs and ensure balanced diets. The Dietetic Technician program courses cover food, nutrition, communication and management.


Possible Careers

Dietetic technician working in hospitals, nursing homes, residential care facilities, childcare centers, physician clinics, correctional institutions or home care programs.


Study Options

Dietetic Technician A.A.S. Degree (A45310)


Collaborative Program

The Dietetic Technician degree is offered by Mitchell Community College in conjunction with Gaston College, which awards the degree. You may take general courses at Mitchell and complete all Dietetic Technician technical courses online through Gaston College.

Students must complete the application process at both Mitchell Community College and Gaston College.


Dietary Technician Course of Study by Semester 


Competitive Enrollment

The Dietetic Technician program typically has more applicants than available space. Applicants must meet additional requirements including sufficient math and science courses, certifications, evidence of physical and mental health, etc. Competitive enrollment programs may have different application deadlines and requirements.


Gaston College Dietetic Technician Admissions Requirements

Program Accreditation 

The Dietetic Technician Program at Gaston College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). CADE is the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, Phone (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400.


Mary Marks,
Program Coordinator
(704) 978-5424