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About Our Program

On November 28, 2016, a new Long-term Care federal regulation stated that all facilities must designate a Director of Food and Nutrition Services who meets the regulation’s minimum qualifications. One option for minimum qualification is a Certified Dietary Manager. Managers are allowed 5 years to meet the certification requirements for this regulation.

In order to prepare students for the certification option, Massasoit Community College has developed a 3-part Dietary Manager program. Upon successful completion of all 3 courses, students will receive a Massasoit certificate of completion and are then eligible to apply for the national Certified Dietary Manager exam offered through the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals.

Nutrition Fundamentals

This course will cover the science of food intake, building blocks of nutrition, digestion and nutrient utilization, food allergies and alternative/complementary medicine. Students will also learn about body systems and medical nutrition therapy interventions.

Brockton | 28319 | $599
Saturday | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
2/5/2022 – 4/23/2022
Instructor: Susan R. Briggs

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated times and in-person at Brockton Campus, Room B336 on 2/5, 2/26, 3/26, 4/9, & 4/23 at designated times. Internet and webcam required.

Food Supervision & Personnel

This course will cover menus, standardized recipes, food production systems and quality assurance. In addition, practices for recruiting, hiring and managing staff will also be covered. Prerequisite: CSHH 556 Nutrition Fundamentals.

Brockton | 28320 | $399
Saturday | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
5/7/2022 – 6/25/2022
Instructor: Susan R. Briggs

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated times and in-person at Brockton Campus, Room B336 on 5/7, 6/4, & 6/25 at designated times. Internet and webcam required.

Sanitation, Safety, and Business Operations - Coming Fall 2022

This course will cover safe food handling thru the flow of food. Students will also learn how to manage a monthly operating budget, capital budget, department layout, revenue and cash handling.

About Our Instructor

For more than 30 years, Susan Briggs R.D. LDN has been practicing in the area of Geriatric Nutrition and Food Service Management in long term care. Susan has worked as a Health Care Inspector for the Department of Public Health for more than 20 years. As a Certified Servsafe Instructor, she also teaches food safety. Susan is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is licensed in the State of Massachusetts.

Withdrawal, Refund & Cancellation Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course. Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

For additional information about the Certified Dietary Manager programs please call us at 508-588-9100 x1322.