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Some continuing education courses are eligible for scholarship funding.
Please contact the NCWorks Career Center at (828) 694-1755 for more information.

Course Description:

Learn the skills to be prepared with the theoretical, technical and clinical skills needed to maintain equipment and provide patient care to those being treated for chronic renal diseases. You will also gain the skills for employment as a dialysis technician in hospitals, renal dialysis facilities, and clinics upon successful completion. After one year of work experience, you may be eligible to sit for national certification as a Clinical Hemodialysis Technician. You will be required to do a background check and drug screening set up by Davita Dialysis. You must also have a valid High school diploma or GED.

Enrollment requirements:

1. The student must be 18 years old.

2. Proof of required immunizations (see list below) are due within a 14-day period after registration occurs or you will be dropped from the course.

3. IDs required on the first day of class (names must match on both):

a. A Signed Social Security Card (paper card, non-laminated), or letter from Social Security Office stating that card has been requested.

b. Current Driver’s License or government-issued picture ID.

c. High school diploma or GED.

4. You will register for the course when you view the course schedule below.

5. A statement will be signed the first day of class to confirm that the student received and reviewed the Student Handbook.

6. Course fees are due at the time of registration.

Course schedule:

View Dialysis Technician Course Schedule

View Registration Information – Allied Health Programs

Contact Us

Blue Ridge Community College
Allied Health Program Office and Registration:

Heather Stewart
Chair of Allied Health Programs
(828) 694-1761

Sheila Merrill
Allied Health Program Specialist and Registration
(828) 694-1748

Technical Standards

Students enrolling in these programs must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in Technical Standards. Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact Student Accessibility Services at (828) 694-1813 for more information.