Students are taught the skills necessary for employment as hemodialysis technicians or dialysis technicians. Hemodialysis technicians have been members of the dialysis team since the beginning of the dialysis program. They usually serve in two capacities, one involves the assembly and maintenance of the dialysis equipment and the second focuses on patient care. Often the hemodialysis technician duties will combine both the patient care and equipment care responsibilities. The technician works with all members of the dialysis team but is most closely aligned with a nurse who delegates and supervises the patient care
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.