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Published 8/5/2004

New Dietary Manager Certificate Offered at Owens Community College

Owens Community College is expanding its Dietetics/HRI Technologies by offering a new Dietary Manager Certificate Program on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses.

"The importance of proper nutrition in today's society is greater than ever before," said Tekla Madaras, Owens Chair of Dietetics/HRI Technologies. "Dietary managers play a vital role in the future of nutrition. They are not only trained to understand the basic nutritional needs of their clientele, but also to work in partnership with dietitians and dietetic technicians, balancing menu variety and managing cost/profit objectives."

Madaras added, "Their significance will only continue to grow as nutritional needs become an increasing medical topic within the health care community."

Created as an entry-level program, the Dietary Manager Certificate is designed to teach students about the areas of medical nutrition therapy, food safety and sanitation, food service management, and human resource management. Individuals in this profession can be found applying their dietary manager skills at hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living centers, and other non-commercial settings such as schools and correctional facilities.

The certificate program requires approximately 15.5 credit hours of course work, which includes learning how to implement diet plans, supervise food service operations, manage food safety and sanitation, and develop operating budgets. Students also learn how to interview and hire prospective employees, as well as conduct employee performance evaluations.

Upon completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to take the Certified Dietary Credentialing Exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager and a Certified Food Protection Professional.

For additional information about Owens' Dietary Manager Certificate Program, call (567) 661-7214 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7214. Fall Semester classes begin on August 23.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 28 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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