Renal Dialysis

Technical Diploma

This technical diploma prepares graduates to work effectively in a Renal Dialysis center in a hospital or community based setting. The program is delivered through online lectures and learning activities as well as lab and clinical hands-on experiences. Renal Dialysis Technicians will perform their duties under the direct supervision of a RN and will be responsible for caring for patients receiving dialysis. Some responsibilities will include setting up dialysis equipment, preparing solutions, performing venipuncture and monitoring and caring for patients during dialysis. In addition, the technician will learn how to perform quality control checks on dialysis equipment, maintenance and cleaning of equipment, prepare and administer medications, perform vital sign checks, document and provide support to the patient during treatment.

program at a Glance

Renal Dialysis 30 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$5,373 (Tuition: $4705, Books: $668)

Average Starting Salary

$29,120 Based on Economic Modeling Specialists International and employer survey data.

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program Outcomes

  • Initiate, monitor and complete dialysis procedures
  • Monitor vital signs, prepare and administer medications and maintain reports and records
  • Maintain equipment and supplies
  • Provide psychological support to clients with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis procedures

Course List

To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.

Course List

Additional program Information

CNA Requirement

This program requires completion of Certified Nursing Assistant. Completion of a CNA program not only prepares you for this program, but will make you eligible to take the State of WI Nurse Aide Certification Exam and be eligible for employment in a high demand field.

CPR Requirement

Current CPR certification is required upon admission to this program. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider.

Criminal Background Check

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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