This program prepares the student to assume supervisory and managerial responsibility in the institutional setting. The specific courses are complimented by a practicum at a health care facility that gives the student a significant period of supervised, on-the-job experience. At the completion of the program requirements, the student receives an A.A.S. degree and is eligible for the national Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) credentialing examination. Graduates of this program may seek employment as Food Service Director, Dietary Manager, Supervisor of Food Services.