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, medical offices, correctional facilities , home care programs or in the food management industry.


Collaborative Program
The Dietetic Technician degree is offered 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 Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, Phone (800) 877-1600 X 5400.


Mary Marks, 
Program Coordinator
(704) 978-5424