Program Requirements & Application

The next time we will offer a cohort will be fall term(late September) 2017. Applications will be posted May 2017 and accepted until August.

2017 Hemodialysis Technician Cohort Application

  • This application will be posted in May 2017
  • 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 able to work in 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.

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