Dietetic Technician (AAS Degree)

Welcome to the Dietetic Technician Program!

The Dietetic Education Program at Central Arizona College offers the Dietetic Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the Registration Examination from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). A passing score is required to become a Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR).

The Dietetic Technician AAS degree emphasizing medical nutrition therapy, education and wellness, and food service management. It is designed to help students acquire the knowledge and skills to work in dietetics through didactic coursework and a minimum of 450 hours of supervised practical experience. Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTRs) work independently or in collaboration with Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDNs) in a variety of employment settings, including health care, business and industry, community, public health, foodservice and research. NDTRs are trained in food and nutrition and are an integral part of healthcare and foodservice management teams.

All classes for the Dietetic Technician Program AAS degree are offered online, except the Dietetic Technician Internship which must be completed in an approved facility. The Dietetic Education Program has implemented a formal application process to the Dietetic Technician AAS Degree.

For detailed information and how to apply to the Dietetic Technician AAS Degree click here 

Accreditation, Dietetic Technician Program
The Dietetic Technician Program at Central Arizona College has maintained accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1978. The Dietetic Technician Program is accredited through December 31, 2021.

ACENDAccreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800-877-1600, Extension 5400

Self Study Report for Continued Accreditation for ACEND – submitted August 2013 can be obtain by emailing