Dialysis Technologist Training Program

Midwestern Career College’s Dialysis Technologist Training Program teaches clinical skills and knowledge to work as an entry-level dialysis technician. Students learn how to perform dialysis on patients whose kidneys are failing to function.

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If you want to play an essential role in helping individuals with kidney health needs, this is a great program for you.

Campus:Study format:Start date:
Chicago LaSalle Branch CampusOnline (on-site to resume when possible)5/17/2021
Blue Island Campus ExtensionOnline (on-site to resume when possible)5/17/2021
Program Length: 40 weeks

What is dialysis?

Dialysis is the process of:

  • filtering a patient’s blood to remove waste
  • reintroducing the blood back into the patient’s body

What does a dialysis technologist do?

As a dialysis technologist, you’ll have the very important role of performing dialysis on patients with kidney failure. You’ll be a member of a medical team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and social workers and will have more direct contact with the patient than any other member of that team. Patients under your care will rely on you for their safety and well-being. Your work will help patients with kidney failure live healthier, more active lives.

What will you study?

Our program brings together the best of classroom and clinical training. You’ll study:

  • principles of dialysis
  • anatomy of the kidney
  • dialysis procedures
  • basic chemistry of body fluids
  • drawing blood
  • infection control

You’ll learn how to:

  • operate dialysis equipment
  • provide safe and effective care to patients
  • identify complications
  • think critically
  • report on treatments and outcomes
  • educate patients

“Others Weren’t Exposed to Dialysis Like We Were”


bonent-logo-ATPMCC’s Dialysis Technologist Training Program is approved by the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT), the most important organization for dialysis technologists in the United States. When you complete our program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the BONENT exam to become a certified hemodialysis technologist (CHT).


This program includes optional clinical externship at an MCC-affiliated site. This externship provides a unique opportunity for a real-life field and patient-care experience. This experience is also invaluable for students to transition from an academic to a work environment.

What certifications can I get?

Through our program, you’ll become eligible to take the following exams:

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.

Career Outlook

Dialysis technology is a great career choice. Check out job listings in the Chicagoland area for dialysis technicians on IndeedMonster.com and Ziprecruiter.com


Admissions Contact Info


203 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1



Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.



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