In our diploma and certificate programs, dialysis technology students can learn the skills necessary to support physicians in the treatment of kidney disease. Students also cover foundational information needed to function effectively in the current healthcare environment.
Course topics may include:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Fluid and electrolyte balance and management
- Dialysis clinical and technical skills
- Infectious diseases
- Laboratory procedures and practice
Students in our dialysis technology programs can benefit from the real-world perspective of our instructors, many of whom are experienced professionals in the fields they teach. Our curriculum also places emphasis on career-focused learning experiences that reflect the current workplace.
All schools have a Career Services department dedicated to helping students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.
Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.
Field of Interest
Dialysis is the process of filtering impurities from the blood. In healthy people, the kidneys perform this function. When disease causes the kidneys to fail, patients can receive artificial dialysis in a clinical setting.
Key Traits: Calm and pleasant personal manner, attention to detail, strong sense of personal responsibility.
Education Required: Diploma or certificate. Additional certification or licensure may be necessary; requirements vary by state*.Diploma or certificate. Additional certification or licensure may be necessary; requirements vary by state*.
Where Dialysis Technology Is Needed: Hospitals, clinics, outpatient treatment facilities, private medical practices.