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Dietary Manager

Technical Diploma

4 Credits | Less than one year

Technical Diploma Evening classes only

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Career Cluster: Health Services

The Dietary Manager program trains you to manage food service personnel, food supplies, kitchen equipment, food production and nutrition aspects of food service. You will learn skills beyond the level of dietary assistant. As dietary managers, graduates will be members of the dietetic team under the supervision of a registered dietitian. 

Program Overview

Dietary Managers are important members of the dietetic team and are under the supervision of a registered dietitian. In this one-year certificate, you will gain the knowledge and skills to plan and prepare menus, purchase and store inventory, and collect nutritional assessment data.  

Program Outcomes

Dietary Manager graduates will be able to:

  • Use nutrition principles to plan, prepare, and evaluate menus to meet clients' dietary needs
  • Apply basic principles of purchasing, receiving, storage, and inventory of food and supplies
  • Collect nutritional assessment data using interviewing skills
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Students of this program will gain hands-on experience. You will be working directly with a Registered Dietitian for your occupational experience. 

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Flexible locations.

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The Dietary Manager is offered via interactive television at all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). Classes are offered one evening per week and four Saturdays per year.  

Get Certified

After completing the program, you will be eligible to take the Dietary Manager Certification exam. 

Accredited Program

This program is accredited by the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals (ANFP). 


WITC understands that students have busy lives. That's why classes meet just one evening per week and four Saturdays throughout the year. 


The certificate has two classes: Dietary Manager and Dietary Manager Occupational Experience.  

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The Dietary Manager course is part of a two-course program approved by the Dietary Manager Association. Individuals who are interested in working as supervisors in the kitchens of hospitals and nursing homes will find this program worthwhile. Instruction includes normal nutrition, therapeutic nutrition, food production and service, human relations, institutional development, and data management.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Dietary Manager

4 Credits | Less than 1 Year


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the WITC Dietary Manager Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Dietary Manager technical diploma. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation. 

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This program is accredited by the Dietary Manager Association and the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Upon completion, you are eligible to complete a certifying exam for registered dietary managers. 

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243



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