Dietetic Technician A.A.S.
Students enrolled in the Dietetic Technician program have access to a full–service restaurant, the Copper Turret, a variety of health and wellness laboratories, and several field experience locations.
Supervised Field Experience
The ACEND accredited curriculum requires 450 hours of supervised field experience. During field experience, nutrition and dietetic theory is meshed with hands-on experience to enhance the student’s ability to develop critical thinking and judgment skills related to dietetics practice. Students rotate through a variety of food and health care agencies such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and community nutrition sites. All field experiences are under the direct supervision of a Nutrition & Dietetics faculty member.
Field experience sites are located in the cities of Syracuse, Utica, Oneida, Norwich, and Morrisville. The field experience ratio of students per faculty member never exceeds 7:1, providing for individual student attention and direction in the field experience setting.
Field Experience facilities include:
- Community General Hospital, Syracuse
- Oneida Health Care Center, Oneida
- Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, Utica
- Sitrin Health Care Center, Utica
- Nelson Farms, Nelson
- Unadilla Central School District, Norwich
- Morrisville State College Dining Services
- Morrisville State College Children’s Center
Bus transportation is provided from campus to all field experience sites for a nominal fee. Students may provide their own transportation if they wish.
Professional dress will be specified for each field experience site by the faculty in collaboration with the agency personnel according to established dress codes for that agency.
Summer Supervised Field Experience – NUTR 220
Students are required to complete 150 supervised field experience hours under the supervision of a preceptor during the summer term between the first and second years of the curriculum. Students are required to find an acceptable facility and preceptor willing to work with the student during the summer. More information regarding the requirements of Summer Supervised Field Experience will be provided by the faculty.