Hemodialysis Technology Certificate

Learn More About this Program

Information Sessions

  • No sessions are currently scheduled.  Please call (440) 366-4800 for information.

Sessions are held at LCCC's University Partnership Ridge Campus
32121 Lorain Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
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Fast-Track Registration

To register at the info session, bring these items with you:

  • LPN License
  • CPR Card
  • 2013 W-2 and Tax information
  • High School Transcripts
  • All College Transcripts

Call (440) 366-4800 for more information.

Hemodialysis Technology

Short-Term Technical Certificate for LPNs

Delivered by Lorain County Community College in partnership with Hemodialysis Services Inc. (HSI)

Program Overview

Hemodialysis technicians are the primary direct care giver for patients undergoing dialysis treatments. They work closely with, and under the direct supervision of, registered nurses as an important member of the patient care team.

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Click here for coursework for this program.

A hemodialysis technician must learn and understand the scientific principles of dialysis, the process of the treatment, and how to respond to the physical and emotional needs of patients undergoing treatment. For professionals already working in allied health, such as LPNs, supplementing one’s qualifications with this short-term certificate can add value to their career pathway.

They function in multiple roles which require knowledge and interpersonal skills. Technicians are expected to be able to prepare patients for dialysis and track vital signs such as body temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiratory rate during the procedure. Other functions include:

  • Direct patient care
  • Dialyzer reprocessing
  • Equipment maintenance and repair
  • Water treatment monitoring
  • Participation in quality improvement
  • Vascular access monitoring

Delivered by Lorain County Community College in partnership with Hemodialysis Services Inc. (HSI)

As the population ages, more people will require dialysis treatment adding jobs to the healthcare industry. This growing need will create demand for skilled employees in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and clinics.

In the U.S., average annual salary range for a Dialysis Technician is: $37,400-$49,200, according to Healthcare-Salaries.com.

Industry certification is offered to those passing the BONENT exam (Board of Nephrology Examiners-Nursing-Technology). LCCC students will take this exam as part of their coursework. Graduates are eligible to apply to the Ohio Board of Nursing for a certificate to practice as a Dialysis Technician.

To Get Started:
Contact LCCC outreach services specialist, Eddie Henson, at 440-366-4800 or ehenson@lorainccc.edu.

Courses will be held at the University Partnership Ridge Campus in North Ridgeville, located at the Lorain Road interchange with I-480.
32121 Lorain Road,
North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039


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