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TRAIN FOR DIETARY MANAGERS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
REGISTER EARLY ~ REGISTER ON-LINE
(3 Credits) Students must be working in the food service and/or Dietetics Department of a Health Care Facility and must demonstrate leadership abilities. Enrollment requires a recommendation of the health care facility administrator and a registered dietitian. Students will have a total of 120 hours of classroom instruction and 162 hours of practical, on-the-job experience (50 of these hours must be spent one-on-one with a registered dietitian). The complete course continues for 42 weeks, three sessions in August to June. Completion of the three sessions, Management of Food Service Operations, Medical Nutrition Therapy and Food Safety & human Resource Management meets the state requirements for dietary managers in Health care facilities and The Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP formerly DMA). Sessions may be taken in any order. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Students must have a high school diploma of GED and the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certification before enrolling in this course.
All classes meet on Thursdays from 4-7 pm at Bell School Road Center, Room 3. Orientation: August 22, 2013, 4-6 pm
Former student comments:
“ Absolutely amazing that what we do as dietary professionals can make so much difference in a person’s life, for the good.”
“ Has boosted morale (in her facility) by using compliments instead of complaints.”
“ I’ve had a huge attitude change. Learned how to motivate others.”
“ I’ve cooked all my life and found info about cooking I didn’t know, learning how to deal with employees, learning other students’ situations that could help with my facility.”