Renal Dialysis Technician
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Dialysis is a procedure that is needed by people with kidney failure. This two-semester program will prepare you for employment as a renal dialysis technician (RDT). Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, RDTs are responsible for setting up equipment, preparing dialysate solutions, performing venipuncture, and monitoring patient responses during the procedure. In addition, RDTs are responsible for quality control and maintenance of dialysis equipment.
Career Outlook: In the health field, RDTs are in demand and find employment in hospitals and in freestanding dialysis centers.
Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.
Program Code: 31-517-1
Start Date: August
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Course Requirements