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Family & Consumer Studies / Dietetics

The Dietetic Service Supervisor (DSS) Program prepares students for entry-level management in a food service department and elibigibility to take the Dietary Manager Certification Examination.


The Dietetic Service Supervisor Program prepares students for entry-level management in a food service department in health care, community care, or school food service organizations, including entry levels of supervision. The program fulfills the state training regulations for positions in the general acute-care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and intermediate-care facilities. The Dietetic Service Supervisor program is approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  Certificate holders who have two years of institutional foodservice management experience may be eligible to take the Dietary Manager Credentialing Exam. Refer to the Dietary Managers Association website.

Application Procedure:
  1. New students are accepted each semester. High School graduation is not required.
  2. Register for Fall semester between May and August and Spring semester between November and January.
  3. Register for classes as outlined. Class size is strictly limited. Early registration insures acceptance in class.
  4. Pay current low fees.
  5. Textbooks, uniform, skid resistant shoes, lab coat, student liability insurance, health screening, fingerprinting, drug screening, background check are required.

Contact Gayle Stafsky, MS, RD or Alyshia Marcelletti at (323) 953-4000 ext. 2291 for specific questions.

Coursework for the Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate:

FCS 21 Nutrition

FCS 50 Sanitation and Safety

FCS 51 Food Production Management

FCS 55 Dietetic Education

FCS 151 Food Production Laboratory

ENGLISH 28 Intermediate Reading and Composition        


FCS 24 Food Preparation

FCS 52 Foodservice Management

FCS 56 Nutrition Delivery Systems

FCS 156 Nutrition Delivery Laboratory

MATH 105 Arithmetic for College Students or


  • Enrollment fee: $46 per unit
  • Student Body fee: $7 per semester
  • Books: $300 per semester
  • Health fee: $11 per semester
  • Uniforms and shoes: $75
  • Physical examination and laboratory tests: $75
  • Professional liability insurance: $41 per year
  • Transportation and parking: $100 per semester (varies depending on location)

PROGRAM NOTES: The Dietetic Technician Program at Los Angeles City College will be ending in June of 2017. No new DTR classes will be offered after our last group of students graduate in 2017. After that time, the program accreditation by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will end. For information on other training locations for DTR, contact the Academy directly at 800-877-1600.

The mission of the Dietetics program is to prepare graduates with the foundational knowledge, skills and/or competencies for current dietetics practice and lifelong learning.

 Contact Us

Keli Miller
Department Chair
CD 201
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2290/2299

Nancy Washburn
Vice Chair CD
CD 204
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2296

Dorian Harris
Director, Campus Child Development Center
CD 117
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2220

Vice Chair Dietetics
AD 200
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2291

 Office Hours


Child Development

CD 201
Monday & Wednesday: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30am - 6pm

Family and Consumer Studies/Dietetics

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10am - 3pm

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Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911