Online Dietary Program featured
Heather Lydick, graduate of Hampton High School, enrolled in the online Dietary Manager Training Program offered by the Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton. She is pictured with Phyllis Ensor, online instructor, on the right.
The eight-month program approved by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals is designed to prepare graduates for the National Credentialing Exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager.
The course consists of 714 computer-generated classroom hours and 150 hours of field training. Topics include management of foodservice, nutrition and medical nutrition therapy, sanitation and food safety, human resource management, career skills and field training experience. “Budgeting for food purchases was one of the most interesting subject I studied,” Lydick said.
Dietary Managers are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, large childcare centers, correctional and rehabilitative centers, restaurants and schools. Nationally, the average annual salary of Dietary managers is $45,423.
The cost to enroll in the online Dietary manager Program is approximately $2, 363, which includes the registration fee, textbooks, and liability insurance. There is no out-of-state tuition fee. The program qualifies for the Federal Pell Grant and the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship.
For additional information and to complete an online application to enroll in the next class, click here (http://www.ttcelizabethton.edu/online-programs/dietary-manager).
In addition to online courses, TTC-Elizabethton offers 10 full-time training programs on campus that take 12 to 20 months to complete in Automotive Technology, Business Systems Technology, Computer Information Technology, Diesel Powered Equipment Technology, Electricity/Electronics, HVAC/Refrigeration, Millwright Skills, Practical Nursing, Pipefitting and Plumbing and Welding.
The registration fee for full-time students (those attending classes 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday) is approximately $1,000 per trimester. For students who qualify, up to $1,850 is available from the Federal Pell Grant, per trimester, and $667 per trimester from the Tennessee Lottery.
A record 518 students enrolled in the 2012 fall trimester at TTC-Elizabethton. The main campus is located at 426 Highway 91 across from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in the Watauga Industrial Park.
In the 12-month period ending Aug. 31, 2012, TTC-Elizabethton had a program completion rate of 92 percent, job placement rate of 91 percent and licensure pass rate of 91 percent on the Tennessee Board of Nursing exam. Full-time training programs take 12 to 20 months to complete.
A complete listing of all online and on campus courses offered at TTC-Elizabethton may be found in the 2013 Catalog/Student Handbook, which is available online. Click here (http://www.ttcelizabethton.edu/catalog-and-brochures) for a pdf file . For additional information, contact TTC-Elizabethton at 423-543-0070, 1-888-986-2368 (toll free).