Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)

The dialysis technician course consists of 50% lecture and 50% clinicals. Clinicals are only available to qualified graduates at leading dialysis provider locations. This course is a 20 week program consisting of 120 class hours across 10 weeks in class and 200 clinical hours across 10 weeks outside of class. Students must complete 200 clinical hours prior to taking the CCHT certification exam. This course covers the history of dialysis, the functions of the kidneys and how dialysis plays a role in people with chronic kidney disease. The dialysis tech will also learn how nutrition is involved in dialysis and the different symptoms patients manifest when certain nutrients are in abundance in a patient’s system. The basic principles used in dialysis such as osmosis, diffusion, filtration, ultra filtration, among others are discussed together with Hemodialysis devices and components used for treatment, and the vascular access used for dialysis. Dialysis procedures and complications are also discussed in conjunction with pre-dialysis, during dialysis, and post-dialysis procedures. In addition to the technical aspects of dialysis, standards of care, guidelines for technician professionalism and how to help patients cope with dialysis are also discussed in detail.

Classes Available:

Morning

Tues/Thurs
9:00A.M. ~ 2:00 P.M
The morning class is a 10 week long program plus an additional 200 clinical rotation hours

Clinicals:
Clinicals are only available to qualified graduates at leading dialysis provider locations.
Clinicals are available Monday~Saturday between 4am~4pm for 8~10 hours.

What you receive:

–          2 Uniforms

–          Textbooks

–          Course Materials

–          CCHT Exam Prep Materials

–          Externship at Fresenius Medical Care (FMC)

–          Job referrals/leads

Entry Requirements:

–          Valid US ID

–          TB Skin Test or CRX

–          Clean Criminal Record/Drug Screen

–          High school diploma or GED

–          Immunization records

–          Positive attitude

–          Desire to care for others