Hemodialysis Technician

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The mission of the Hemodialysis Technician program is to prepare students for employment as Hemodialysis Technicians or Dialysis Technicians.


Training includes communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, renal health-illness concepts, hemodialysis skills, emergency procedures including CPR and first aid, safety and security procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and employability skills.

Supervised clinical and laboratory experiences are integrated with the classroom portion of the program.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Hemodialysis Technician program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of two Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

H170207 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 600 Hrs
HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90
MLT0368 B Dialysis Technician 1 255
MLT0369 Dialysis Technician 2 255
* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start with OCP B, Dialysis Technician 1 and 2.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

The Hemodialysis Technician program prepares students to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) examination through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) after six months of experience in nephrology patient care. After one year of experience, graduates may also apply for the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology's (BONENT) Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) examination or the National Nephrology Certification Organization’s (NNCO) Certified Clinical Nephrology Technician (CCNT) or Certified Biomedical Technician (CBNT) examinations, depending on their work experience and the type of job desired. The program instructor can provide further information.

Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT), Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)

After working in the field for six months, graduates of the program may apply and take this exam:

  • Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT), Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)
Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology Certified Clinical Nephrology Technician Certified Biomedical Technician

Optional Exam(s)

  • Certified Clinical Nephrology Technician (CCNT), National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO)
  • Certified Biomedical Technician (CBNT), National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO)

Program Cost

  • $2,657.50
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

March 23, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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