Information Session

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 6 to 7 p.m., on campus in Glen Ellyn, Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1127

Train for a rewarding career as a certified hemodialysis technician through our BONENT approved and accredited Hemodialysis Technician program. Hemodialysis technicians work together with registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) to provide care to patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis treatment due to renal failure.

The hemodialysis technician initiates and monitors hemodialysis treatment and is responsible for equipment management, including programming, cleaning and monitoring the hemodialysis machines. The technician must also have an in-depth understanding of the facility's water treatment system and monitors this system as part of patient safety.


250 hours of classroom and hands-on training, with the opportunity for 100 hours of clinical observation in a dialysis medical facility upon successful completion of the lecture series and labs.


  • 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED
  • English proficiency

Upcoming Course

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, March 7 to Sept. 29, 2016
5:30-9:30 p.m.
HLTHS-0040-001, $4,700
On campus in Glen Ellyn

No classes during the externship, May 30, 2016, and July 4, 2016.

Tuition and Financial Options

  • Tuition of $4,700 includes books, materials and externship.
  • A payment plan is available. Payment is due at registration.
  • This program is approved for funding by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) www.worknetdupage.org



The Hemodialysis Program prepares for three national certification exams:

  • Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician Exam (CHT) offered by the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)
  • Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) offered by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)
  • Clinical Nephrology Technology (CNT) offered by the National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO)


Many dialysis facilities across the United States employ dialysis technicians, or patient care technicians, to provide the majority of direct patient care. This, combined with the increasing number of people with chronic kidney disease and renal failure, results in an increasing need for hemodialysis technicians. Annual salaries range from $29,800 to $40,800.

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Register today!

To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208, email CE@cod.edu or register online.

For the complete listing of College of DuPage Continuing Education programs and courses, see the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785


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