Program Requirements & Application

***Please attend one of our upcoming information sessions to learn about the application process, program expectations, and to answer any questions you may have!***
-October 25th, 2016 from 4-5pm at Chemeketa Salem Campus Bldg 8 room 204

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 cohort. Hemodialysis classes will begin in January. Applications are accepted until November 4th, 2016. Please download and print off the application below!

2017 Hemodialysis Technician Cohort Application

  • To download and print off the 2017 application please click HERE
  • Click HERE for a cost-analysis breakdown of the Hemodialysis program

Program Prerequisites:

You must meet these minimum qualifications and provide documentation on each to be considered for the hemodialysis program.

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States
  • Placement into MTH 060 (or completion of MTH 020) or higher
  • Placement into RD 115 (or completion of RD 090) or higher
  • Placement into WR 090 (or completion of WR 080) or higher

Follow these steps and you will be on your way to earning a Hemodialysis Technician certificate-

  1. Apply to Chemeketa online and complete the online orientation:; complete the new student orientation in your my.chemeketa account
  2. Take a placement test. For an appointment, call 503.399.6556 for Salem testing and 503.472.9482 for McMinnville testing
  3. Apply for financial aid online at: for instructions. Although applying for aid is not required, we strongly encourage you to do so. The process can take up to 16 weeks so be sure to apply as soon as possible
  4. Apply to the Hemodialysis Technician Program during acceptance dates of each year

Criminal Background Check/Drug Testing

Upon entry into this program, you will be required to pass a criminal background check conducted by a college-approved vendor. If you do not pass the criminal background check, program registration will not be possible.

For a list of crimes that could disqualify you from the hemodialysis program click Here

If you are arrested during the time you are enrolled in the program, you must notify the program chair of the arrest. Your status in the program will be reviewed by the program chair and the dean, and a possible outcome of the review may be that you are unable to continue in the program. You may also be required to submit to a 10-panel drug screen urinalysis (UA) and obtain vaccinations.

For more information, please send us an E-mail