Dialysis Technician

This 600 hour program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a Hemodialysis Technician trainee. The program will allow the graduate to progress through a standard dialysis facility orientation program at an accelerated rate by providing an extensive theoretical knowledge base and clinical/technical practice in a laboratory setting.

This 600 hour program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a Hemodialysis Technician trainee. The program will allow the graduate to progress through a standard dialysis facility orientation program at an accelerated rate by providing an extensive theoretical knowledge base and clinical/technical practice in a laboratory setting.


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Program Information

Dialysis clinic visitations will be scheduled for the purpose of observation and clinical conference. Courses to provide basic knowledge related to Nursing Principles and Practice, Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology will be included in the curriculum as well. The Hemodialysis Technician is an important member of the Renal Care Team. Responsibilities include performance of routine dialysis procedures and patient care under the direction of a Nephrologist and supervision of an R.N.

Students will learn:

  • Renal Theory
  • Clinical Renal Practice ~ Lab
  • Nursing Principles for Dialysis Technicians
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG

Graduates of the Dialysis Technician program at the Career & Technical Institute of Camden County College are eligible to take the internationally recognized CHT (Certified Hemodialysis Technician) exam through BONENT, no externship or work experience is required for this certification for graduates of CTI of CCC’s Dialysis Technician program. In addition, students are eligible to take the CCHT (Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician) exam, through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) upon completion of externship or work experience.

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek employment in dialysis facilities, hospitals and ambulatory centers. Employment with vendors who provide dialysis products is possible as well.

In addition, students will be considered for inclusion in an unpaid externship, where they will have the opportunity to gain work-place experience at one of the industry’s leading dialysis centers. Acceptance into the externship program will be determined following a standard interview process. Please note: placement is not guaranteed and will be awarded per the discretion of the dialysis facility.

Admissions Requirements

  • Students must come into Camden County College’s office of Workforce
    Training & Continuing Education to pick up a registration packet. Online registration will not be accepted for this program.
  • Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED to enroll in the program. Prior to enrollment, students must provide proof of one of the following:
    High School diploma, GED, High School transcript with graduation date noted,
    or college transcript.
  • Students must have a 2-step PPD and a note from their doctor indicating they
    are in good health. The College cannot accept testing that was completed over
    six months ago.
  • Students must have a Titers Test for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
  • CPR Certification is mandatory and is included as part of the program.
  • Students must be able to pass a Criminal background check prior to externship,
    if selected.
  • No information session is required for admission to this program.

Transfer Opportunities

This program is articulated with Camden County College’s Associates in Applied Science- Health Science Option (HSC.AAS). Students who successfully complete this program, are eligible to apply for up to 28 credits, via portfolio assessment, toward the CCC associates in science degree.

Additional information

CTI Code

CE.TRD-070

Hours

650

CEU

65.0

Location

Camden County College Regional Emergency Training Center, Blackwood and Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus