Dialysis Technician

The 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Dialysis Technicians must also assess patients for any complications that occur during the procedure and must be ready to take necessary emergency measures including administering oxygen or performing Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment and providing them with the emotional support they need for self-care.

Note:  There is no national certification associated with this program

Option #1 – Self-directed on line classes

Students may start the self-directed on line class at any time and have full access to the website. E Textbooks are included in the fee. Students have up to 6 months to complete the program. No on-campus attendance required for this program. Students are eligible to participate in the optional externship after successfully completing the program.

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Class size is limited to 20 participants

Students have up to 6 months to complete the program and textbooks are mailed to the address used for enrollment.

Option #2 – Live, interactive on line classes

Students will attend scheduled classes and have live, interactive class led by an instructor. Attendance is mandatory during the times scheduled. Hands on labs will be held on campus. Dates for hands on labs will be scheduled by the instructor during regular class times.

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Course Info

  • Duration:  50 Hours
  • Dates:  Fall 2021
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday nights
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Huntsville campus, Sparkman Building, Room 123
  • Costs:  $999 (textbooks included)

For information about this program, please email diane.peck@calhoun.edu


All refund requests for the Fall 2020 classes must be received in writing by the close of business on September 18, 2020. Email diane.peck@calhoun.edu with your request, and then call 256-306-2515 to confirm receipt of the request.  Calhoun Community College is not responsible for emails that are not delivered/received.

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