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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-517-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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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.

Renal Dialysis Technician Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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