Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Dietetics Program Information

Welcome to the Dietetic Programs at CCAC.
The Dietetic Programs at CCAC are looking for students excited about careers in food and nutrition who want to be an integral part of the health management team, involved in community or public health, or who might be seeking a career change to food management. You'll find the answer exploring our career options: Dietetic Technician, Registered / Dietary Manager / Pathway III-Dietetic Technician Registration Eligible. Classroom and Online Programs are available.


The Dietary Manager Program component of Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has a history dating to 1966. Initially, a Dietetic Assistant Certificate Program was developed in accordance with the recommendations of the American Dietetic Association (ADA, now AND, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) to meet the Federal regulations for Nursing Homes.

The initial approval in 1970 included options to complete the requirements for Dietetic Assistant or to obtain an Associate Degree in Science as a Dietetic Technician.

Consistent with national organizational changes, CCAC changed the name of their program from Dietetic Assistant to Dietary Manager Program effective January 1985.

Today students in the CCAC Dietetics Program have the option of a Certificate Program to meet requirements of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) or an Associate Degree Program that meets requirements of both ANFP and the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND).

Since initial approvals, both programs have operated continuously under the requirements of ANFP and AND. The latest self-study for the DMA component was submitted in 2011 and approval was granted through 2016.

The Dietetic Technician Program is currently undergoing a self-study, which is expected to be completed in April 2013. Successful completion will grant accreditation for a 10-year period to 2023.


View our Dietetic Technician associate of science program.

View our Dietary Manager certificate program.

View our Pathway III—ADA Registration Eligible DT certificate program.

More Dietetic Technician program information is available at the following links:
Program goals
Program outcomes
Admission process
Completion requirements