Dialysis Technician

The Dialysis Technician certification program is designed to train students the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to enter the health and wellness field as a patient care technician. Program topics include medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology of the kidney, blood chemistry, renal diseases, and disorders, with appropriate interventions. Students will be trained to operate dialysis equipment and learn how to communicate effectively with patients and team members. This program will prepare graduates to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Certification Exam and be prepared to start work as a CCHT, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician.

Students are required to purchase the following textbook prior to the first class: Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician, 6th Edition. ISBN: 978-1937886059

Learning Outcomes:

• Work under the supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to administer this life-sustaining procedure in a highly invasive and specialized patient care environment.
• Perform the hemodialysis procedure, which removes waste products from the patient’s blood.
• Have a working knowledge of how blood is removed from the patient’s body, cycled
through the artificial kidney for cleansing of metabolic waste products before returning to the patient.
• Create daily reports for patient status regarding specimens obtained for testing
• Possess core knowledge to take the professional certification exam for Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT).

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. Certain grade requirements must be met to be eligible for externships.  

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Register for Health and Wellness information session on December 6 | 11 a.m. 
Can't make it to the upcoming virtual information session? Watch a previously recorded Health Care and Wellness information session here

Wanamaker Workforce and Economic Innovation Scholarship

This program is eligible for a Wanamaker Workforce and Economic Innovation Scholarship Opportunity.  Learn more about this competitive scholarship here. To be considered complete the application and submit your completed application packet.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb. 1 - Apr. 13, 2022
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

(No class Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2022)
(*Last class ends at 8 p.m.)

Hybrid

(Synchronous Online Learning Tuesdays & Wednesdays

And

In-Person Thursdays

Center for Business and Industry, C2-12)

$1,999

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Apr. 19 - Jun. 14, 2022
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

(*Last class ends at 4 p.m.)

In-Person

Center for Business and Industry, C2-12

$1,999

 Course Hours: 100 Hours