Course of Study, Graduation, and National Examinations
Course of Study
Program Outcomes are available upon request.
In order to receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Technician degree, a student must have:
- an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better.
- a grade point average of a “C” or better in all related courses.
- completed at least 30 credit hours in attendance at Gaston College.
- completed at least 480 clocked hours of supervised practice.
- passed the Gaston College prepared Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Exit Examination with a “C” (80%) or better.
- filed a graduation petition with the Records and Registration Office by the date published on the academic calendar. Graduation applications received after the deadlines are accepted for the next semester. Commencement exercises to award degrees to students in respective divisions are at the conclusion of the spring term. The graduation fee will be specified each year.
Graduation requirements may be accessed at: https://www.gaston.edu/records-registration/graduation-information/.
The program director of the Nutrition and Dietetics Technician program will electronically submit all eligible graduates to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), when all requirements for the credentialing examination are met.
Upon successful completion of the Nutrition and Dietetics Technician program, all graduates will receive the appropriate number of Verification Statements. This form verifies to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) that all academic and supervised practice requirements have been met for graduates to be eligible to take the credentialing examination for the Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR).
Credentialing Examination for the Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR)
Graduates should received an email from CDR confirming their eligibility within 3-5 business days. They will also receive their Authorization to Test email from Pearson VUE within 48 hours of the CDR confirmation. This second email will allow graduates to schedule and pay for their examination. Graduates are responsible for paying and scheduling their registration examination.
Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) National Examination
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. CDR also re-certifies Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (NDTR).
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Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Foodservice Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) National Examination
Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM)
The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers is the credentialing agency for the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)
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