Florida Panhandle Technical College offers Hemodialysis Technician Program

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Jan. 26, 2018 at 9:31 PM CST
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Kidney dialysis makes the difference between life and death for those who suffer from kidney failure and Hemodialysis Technicians are caring medical professionals who work directly with patients undergoing dialysis.

A career as a Hemodialysis Technician is rewarding and a well-paid job, and Florida Panhandle Technical College in downtown Chipley, Florida is now offering a 5 month Hemodialysis Program that can lead to a career either locally and nationally.

FPTC recently graduated 10 students, all successfully completing the certification exam to become Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technicians (CCHT).

Nine of the ten students have already joined the local workforce through employment with area dialysis clinics and one graduate has chosen to continue her studies in the healthcare field.

The average salary for a Hemodialysis Technician in the Florida Panhandle region is over $35,000, and LPN's and RN's may also complete this program to expand their skills to enable them to work as a Hemodialysis Nurses.

The RN/LPN Hemodialysis Program lasts 16 weeks and includes 255 hours of classroom theory and 255 hours of clinical experience, designed to help prepare current nurses for a career in the rewarding field of Hemodialysis Nursing.

Florida Panhandle Technical College is offering open enrollment through February 5, 2018 and financial aid is available.

For the second year in a row, Florida Panhandle Technical College has seen a significant increase in enrollment for the wide array of programs currently available on the downtown Chipley, Florida campus.

Providing ‘A career in a year’ for many well-paid jobs, the college allows retooling of a person’s life through education, enabling immediate jobs upon completion.

Recently awarded the title of one of the ‘Best Colleges in Florida’, it was stated that “Florida Panhandle Tech’s mission is firmly rooted in competent technical education for employment and advancement in vocational careers. FPTC is one of the best community colleges in Florida in terms of cost and quality of education”.

For more information, stop by Florida Panhandle Technical College on Hoyt Street in downtown Chipley, Florida, visit the FPTC website at www.FPTC.edu or call FPTC Student Services at 850-638-1180 ext. 317.