Renal Dialysis Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Renal Dialysis

Technical Diploma

This technical diploma program prepares graduates to work effectively in a Renal Dialysis center and/or clinical institution as a Phlebotomist. Graduates will earn both Renal Dialysis and Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diplomas, and an optional Nursing Assistant Technical Diploma. The program includes coursework and clinical experience in dialysis theory, dialysis equipment and dialysis procedures in addition to the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture. Renal Dialysis Technicians will perform their duties under the direct supervision of a RN and will be responsible for caring for patients receiving dialysis. Responsibilities will include setting up dialysis equipment, preparing solutions, performing venipuncture and monitoring patients during dialysis. The technician will learn how to perform quality control checks on dialysis equipment, maintain and clean equipment, prepare and administer medications, perform vital sign checks, document and provide support to the patient during treatment. The Phlebotomy coursework at NTC has been approved by: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8880. Graduates are eligible to participate in national certification exams, such as ASCP-PBT. Interested applicants must submit a copy of high school transcripts or proof of GED/HSED.

program at a Glance

Renal Dialysis 30-32 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

$6,447 (Tuition: $5321, Books: $1126)

Average Starting Salary

$32,531 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.

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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

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Course List

Additional program Information

Versatile Education

Students in the Renal Dialysis program will graduate with a Renal Dialysis Technician Technical Diploma and Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma. A Nursing Assistant Technical Diploma can also be added with the addition of a single course.

CPR Requirement

Current CPR certification is required prior to clinical placement. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer & Healthcare Provider (ARC) or Healthcare Provider (AHA).

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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