Dietary Manager

Dietary Manager

Program Description

If you strive to serve others in non-commercial organizations such as hospitals, schools, long-term care and corrections facilities, our Dietary Manager program is the perfect fit for you. Our program is offered online and can be completed in as little as one semester. We have designed the program to prepare you for management of Food and Nutrition Services departments.

Awards Offered: Certificate
Locations: Online
Formats: Online
Start: Fall / Spring / Summer
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$1,854 Certificate

You can start the Dietary Manager program in Fall, Spring or summer terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

Special Program Requirement:

  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all Dietary Manager courses to graduate from the program.

You’re a Good Fit

Our Dietary Manager program prepares you for a rewarding career in food-service operations. You will be a successful Dietary Manager if you:

  • are detail oriented and able to work with a variety of people
  • can communicate effectively (both oral and written)
  • possess the ability to multitask efficiently
  • thrive in high stress environments
  • are passionate about serving others


If you are passionate about helping others meet their dietary needs, a rewarding career as a dietary manager is the ideal career for you. Our graduates report an average annual starting salary of $33,384. Career options include:

  • Certified Dietary Manager
  • Dietary Supervisor
  • Dining Services Coordinator
  • Dining Supervisor
  • Director of Food and Nutrition
  • Director of Culinary Services



The program is accredited by The American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission.

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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution

Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

State Licensure or Certification Requirements

States where licensure or certification requirements are met by this program’s curriculum – Nebraska. Please go to the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers website for more information about other states.

Students who successfully complete this program may sit for the nationally recognized CDM® Credentialing Exam offered through the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).

Other States may have additional educational requirements, and SCC has not made a determination of whether or not this program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements of any other State.

How did the New Regulations Impact Food and Nutrition Services?

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report.

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact