Dialysis Technologist Training

Study format: Face-to-face
Start date: 5/15/17
Duration: 40 weeks
Externship: 220 hr
Location: Chicago
Blue Island

Midwestern Career College’s Dialysis Technologist Training program offers students proficient clinical skills and knowledge to function as an entry-level dialysis technician and to perform dialysis on patients whose kidneys are failing to function.

Dialysis consists of filtering blood to remove waste and then reintroducing the blood back into the circulatory system. The goal of dialysis treatment is to help patients with end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) to live healthier, more active lives.

Dialysis is provided by a team consisting of technicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers and doctors. Dialysis technologists have more direct contact than any other medical team member and assume increasing responsibility for the safety and well-being of the patients during dialysis in the centers. Dialysis technologists initiate, monitor and terminate dialysis treatments under supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

MCC’s Dialysis Technologist Training program merges clinical, technical and theoretical aspects of the principles of dialysis, anatomy and physiology of the kidney, vascular accesses, renal dialysis procedures, reprocessing, and water treatment, all of which improve the technologist’s ability to care for and communicate with patients.

The program also includes both classroom and clinical training to become a certified phlebotomy technician.

BONENT Approved

bonent-logo-ATPMCC’s Dialysis Technologist Training program is approved by the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT).

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate the principles and skills necessary to competently perform as an entry-level dialysis technician
    Communicate and interact as an effective member of the healthcare delivery team
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate ethical and legal conduct
  • Demonstrate quality patient care

Career Outlook

Dialysis technology is a great career choice with a great salary.  You can complete this program in as little as eight months. Check out job listings in the Chicagoland area for dialysis technicians on Indeed and Monster.com.


Students of this program are eligible to apply for a 220-clock-hour externship at one of our affiliated dialysis centers or hospitals.


Graduates of this program are eligible for:

New ESRD rules and regulations approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services states that patient care dialysis technologists must be certified under state certification programs.