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Student abilities relate to the basic activities that a student must be able to perform to complete the Dietetic Technician Program curriculum. Each student must be able to:
- Attend scheduled classes, labs, and supervised practices and be present for examinations and testing.
- Travel to clinical sites and have mobility within and around the sites.
- Assimilate information presented via lecture, handouts, videos, discussions, computer, and/or other educational methods.
- Complete assignments such as written assignments, oral presentations, class participation, examinations, and computer-based activities.
- Apply the assimilated information to appropriate situations.
- Effectively communicate with patients/clients, their families, faculty, and other professionals using oral, phone, written, and computer methods in individual and group settings.
- Participate in supervised practice activities as scheduled.
- Demonstrate sufficient problem-solving skills to assess multifactorial aspects of nutrition care.
- Organize and prioritize necessary tasks within time constraints.
- Demonstrate sufficient vision, smell, and taste to evaluate the appearance, aroma, and flavor of food.
- Demonstrate sufficient upper-body strength and manual dexterity to operate and clean household and institutional equipment required for food preparation and food service.
- Demonstrate sufficient vision to observe compliance with food sanitation and safety codes.
Each student must determine his/her ability to achieve these functions. Any potential student requiring special accommodations to fulfill Program requirements should inform the Program Advisor and schedule an appointment with Disability Services.