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Certificate Series:Dialysis Technician

Non-Credit Career Pathway Course

Dialysis is a treatment that is needed when a body’s kidneys can no longer filter blood correctly and are assisted through a dialysis machine. Dialysis does the work of your kidneys, removing waste products and excess fluid from the blood. Dialysis Technicians are medical specialists trained in the operation of these dialysis machines working under the supervision of a nurse or physician. The primary duties of a Dialysis Technician include monitoring patients undergoing dialysis treatment, ensuring usage of the machine is safe and secure, and adjusting patient fluid removal rates as required. Most Dialysis Technicians work in hospitals, health clinics, and dialysis centers.

With this course, you will learn the professional characteristics and knowledge required of a Dialysis Technician. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to able to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) Exam through the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET) if all requirements are met.

Fall 2024 Dates
Online Theory (64 hours)
  • AH 110 (32 hours): August 26, 2024 - October 20, 2024
  • AH 120 (32 hours): October 21, 2024 - December 15, 2024

Lab (four 8-hour days on the BSC Campus)
  • AH 110L (16 hours): Saturdays, September 7 and October 12; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • AH 120L (16 hours): Saturdays, October 26 and November 2; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Practicum (200 hours)
  • AH 197 (180 hours): November 4, 2024 - December 1, 2024
  • AH 297 (20 hours): December 2, 2024 - December 20, 2024

Dates of the scheduled labs are subject to minor adjustments. This course follows the BSC academic calendar. Contact BSC Continuing Education and TrainND for course availability or visit us online at bismarckstate.edu/dialysistechnician.

Students returning to BSC to earn a degree and who have completed this non-credit course may be eligible to receive college credit for prior learning. Students should inquire with their academic advisor to explore pursing prior learning credit opportunities.


More detailed information including student requirements, course outcomes, course commitment, course investment, and much more can be found on our website at bismarckstate.edu/dialysistechnician.

Registration Requirements
  • Complete a registration form (available at bismarckstate.edu/dialysistechnician) and submit it in person at Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence, 1200 Schafer Street, Room 107 or online to bsc.training@bismarckstate.edu.
  • Remit a non-refundable $500 deposit to hold a seat either in person or by calling (701) 224-5600 (must accompany the registration form).
  • Upon receipt of the registration form and deposit, students will receive an email from bsc.training@bismarckstate.edu detailing how to create an online account with CastleBranch to upload the proof of immunizations.
  • The remaining tuition, less the deposit, is due upon registration.
  • Registration closes August 9.
Failure to complete registration requirements will delay access to the course.

Please note:
This course is offered for college credit as well. To receive college credit for the Dialysis Technician program, for-credit students must be enrolled at BSC, which includes completing the BSC application form and a $35 application fee. Once approved, students must register for the following courses in Campus Connection:
  • AH 110/110L Hemodialysis I/Lab
  • AH 120/120L Hemodialysis II/Lab
  • AH 197 Practicum/Internship
  • AH 297 Practicum/Internship

Fees to take the program for college credit can be obtained by contacting BSC Student Finance at 224-5533 or by stopping by the office located on the first floor of Schafer Hall.

Special Notice:
Tuition includes online access, books, and lab supplies.

Scrubs are required for lab practice and practicum rotation.

 

Key Details

Fee:  $2,545.00





Schedule Information

Class Name (Course #/Class ID) Location Start Date Class Schedule
AH 110: Hemodialysis I (Theory) (3450001 /31561) Online 08/26/2024 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM; starting 8/26/2024, ending 10/20/2024 (New lessons are released None specified)
AH 110L: Hemodialysis I Lab (3450001 /31564) BSC Technical Center 09/07/2024 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 9/7/2024, ending 9/7/2024 & Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 10/12/2024, ending 10/12/2024 (New lessons are released None specified)
AH 120: Hemodialysis II (Theory) (3450001 /31563) Online 10/21/2024 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM; starting 10/21/2024, ending 12/15/2024 (New lessons are released None specified)
AH 120L: Hemodialysis II Lab (3450001 /31565) BSC Technical Center 10/26/2024 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 10/26/2024, ending 10/26/2024 & Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 11/2/2024, ending 11/2/2024 (New lessons are released None specified)
AH 197: Dialysis Technician Practicum (3450001 /31819) Off-Site 11/04/2024 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM; 28 sessions starting 11/4/2024, ending 12/1/2024 (New lessons are released None specified)
AH 297: Dialysis Technician Practicum (3450001 /31820) Off-Site 12/02/2024 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM; 19 sessions starting 12/2/2024, ending 12/20/2024 (New lessons are released None specified)