Dialysis Technician program at SCCC

Article Posted -- October 5, 2017

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be offering a 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program on October 16, 2017 that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Dialysis Technician.

Dialysis Technicians, also called Hemodialysis or Renal Dialysis Technicians, operate kidney dialysis machines which removes waste products and fluids from a patient’s blood and vascular system, and are responsible for direct patient care.  While it is troubling that kidney failure is a growing national health problem, kidney disease drives the growing demand for Dialysis Technicians. Under the direction of senior technicians, nurses and doctors, Dialysis Technicians play a vital role as part of the dialysis team.

Dialysis Technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other medical facilities and the demand is expected to grow at a steady pace for years to come.  Employers are seeking well trained individuals with knowledge in the field of dialysis, and this program provides the necessary introduction.

Students must already have one of the following credentials: Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medical Assistant, or Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

For this program, students should have a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED). There is no national or state certification objective and or outcome associated with this program. Additionally, there is no clinical externship arranged or offered as part of this program.

Course: ZZZ611A1
Dates:  October 16 – December 6, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Room A312
Tuition – $999; Total Hours – 50

For more information, please visit sussex.edu/ce/skylands. Please email skylandsprotraining@sussex.edu or call 908-689-7613 for more information.