Kingsborough’s Healthcare Institute adds new Hemodialysis Technician & Exam Prep Course

For individuals with chronic illnesses such as high-blood pressure and diabetes, the need for qualified kidney care professionals is essential for people living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. To fill this service gap, Kingsborough Community College (KCC) partnered with Dialysis 4 Career, which provides educational opportunities in hemodialysis training to offer its new Hemodialysis Technician & Exam Prep course. This 100-hour course provides students with comprehensive training to become Certified Hemodialysis Technicians (CHT).

“The addition of the Hemodialysis Technician test preparation training to our Healthcare Institute speaks to our commitment to the community and workforce development initiatives,” said KCC Continuing Education, Workforce Development, and Strategic Partnerships Vice President Dr. Reza Fakhari. “It addresses the need for medical professionals who deal with chronic illnesses while also providing access to opportunities for careers in healthcare.”

Students will learn how to operate dialysis equipment and monitor patient vital signs–key skills for working in a dialysis facility. The course ends with a class session focused on terminology and test-taking tips in preparation for the national certifying examination. Students who complete the course have an opportunity to receive hands-on training experience via an externship with DaVita, Inc., a leading provider of kidney care in the United States. Registration is now open for spring 2017; certificate classes begin on Saturday, April 22nd.

About the Office of Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Education serves the diverse needs of the community with courses specially designed by industry experts and career professionals. KCC’s programs offer flexible evening and weekend schedules, small class sizes at an affordable tuition. For those seeking a career change, professional advancement or simply personal enrichment, Kingsborough offers courses to fit these needs. To register for a class, call (718) 368-5050, or log on to www.kbcc.cuny.edu/continuinged/.

About Kingsborough Community College

The community is Kingsborough’s top priority, and as Brooklyn’s only community college, KCC promotes positive student learning and takes pride in serving the borough’s highly diverse populations. KCC provides high-quality education through a variety of associate degree programs that prepare students for transfer to CUNY’s senior colleges or the workforce. More than 16,000 students (full and part-time) enroll annually for both credit and non-credit bearing programs in liberal arts and career education. Kingsborough serves an additional 20,000 students through its expanding Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs on campus and at 0ff-site locations throughout Brooklyn.

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Dawn Walker (718) 368-5060 / (917) 588-6305