Renal Dialysis Technician

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This program is designed to prepare students to qualify for employment as a renal dialysis technician in a hospital or a freestanding dialysis center. Lectures are supplemented by laboratory work and hands-on clinical experience. Renal dialysis technicians, under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, are responsible for setting up equipment, preparing dialysate solutions, performing venipuncture, and monitoring patient responses during the procedure. In addition, technicians are responsible for cleaning, quality control, and maintenance of dialysis equipment. Upon graduation, students will be able to: initiate, monitor and complete dialysis procedures, monitor vital signs, prepare and administer medications and maintain reports and records, maintain equipment and supplies and provide psychological support to clients with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis procedures.

Shared programs expand access to programs that are in high demand both by students and employers. Two or more colleges entering into a formal agreement that identifies which courses/labs will be offered at the individual colleges. In some cases students may be asked to attend a college outside of their current district. Check with the colleges listed for more details.

Program Name: 
Renal Dialysis Technician
Program Number: 
31-517-1
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Technical Diploma
Offered at These Colleges: 
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  • Program is part of a stackable pathway at this college. Click icon for career pathways rep.
  • Program transfers from this college to other institutions.* Click icon for college transfer info.
  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
*It is strongly recommended you secure the agreement with the institution you intend to transfer to.

Employment Snapshot

Median Salary Six Months After Graduation: 
$30,410