The Hemodialysis Technologist diploma equips health care workers with the skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary to succeed in the field of hemodialysis. Technicians operate machines that eliminate waste and extract liquefied substances from the blood of sick people whose kidneys will no longer perform that function naturally. These professionals are also named as renal dialysis technicians and also nephrology specialists. They operate under the management of medical doctors, chiefly in hospitals and clinics. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Selection into the Hemodialysis Technology program major courses is via competitive selection process.

Diploma Program
Program Length 37 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum Age: 17
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon Campus

Hemodialysis Technologist Diploma Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 9
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 28
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
HECT 1100 Hemodialysis Patient Care 7
HECT 1120 Hemodialysis Practicum 4
HECT 1130 Hemodialysis Reuse/Reprocess Practicum 6
  Total Hours 37