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

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.

Watch the 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
Oct. 19 - Dec. 23, 2021
2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

(No class Nov. 25, 2021)
(*Last class ends at 4 p.m.)


Center for Business and Industry, C2-12


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Oct. 19 - Dec. 23, 2021
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

(No class Nov. 25, 2021)
(*Last class ends at 8 p.m.)

Synchronous Online Learning



 Course Hours: 100 Hours