Hemodialysis Technician

Master Hemodialysis Fundamentals: A Gateway to Exciting Career Opportunities

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Program Overview

Interested in a career that makes a real difference in patient care? The Hemodialysis Technician program at College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides comprehensive training for individuals aspiring to become skilled hemodialysis technicians. This program is crucial for those who want to contribute to the healthcare sector, particularly in the field of kidney care and dialysis.

In this program, you will learn the fundamentals of hemodialysis, including how to operate dialysis equipment, monitor and record patient responses, and maintain a safe and sterile environment. Our training is designed to provide you with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to excel in this specialized healthcare role. Upon completion, you will be well-prepared to take the Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) exam for certification from the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing & Technology (BONENT).

Degree or Certificate Type




Additional cost may apply.

Time to Complete

12 months

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Learning Opportunities

  • Hemodialysis Fundamentals: Master the basics of hemodialysis treatment and patient care.
  • Equipment Operation: Learn to operate and maintain dialysis equipment safely.
  • Patient Monitoring Skills: Acquire the ability to monitor and record patient responses during dialysis.
  • Sterile Environment Maintenance: Understand the importance of and techniques for maintaining a sterile environment.
  • Healthcare Career Preparation: Equip yourself for a fulfilling career in the healthcare sector, focusing on kidney care.

Area of Study

Minimum age requirement to start this program is 18.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion




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Career Opportunities

  • Postsecondary Teachers


    Annual Openings*


    Hourly Median Wage*


    Annual Median Salary


    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

  • Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

    All health technologists and technicians not listed separately.


    Annual Openings*


    Hourly Median Wage*


    Annual Median Salary


    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.



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