Educational Objectives

The objective of the Pasadena City College (PCC)/Kaiser Permanente Anesthesia Technology (KPAT) curriculum is to provide the preparation necessary to be an integral member of the anesthesia patient care team. Emphasis is on fundamental and advanced clinical procedures to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care. Job responsibilities may include equipment maintenance and servicing such as cleaning, sterilizing, assembling, calibrating, testing, troubleshooting, and recording of inspections and maintenance.

Anesthesia Technologist may work in a variety of clinical settings such as hospital operating rooms, interventional and diagnostic radiology, post anesthesia care units, intensive care units, cardiac catheterization laboratories, emergency rooms, endoscopies, dental suites, and ambulatory surgery centers.

The overall goal of the Anesthesia Technology program curriculum is to prepare the student for eligibility to take and pass the written American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer. A.T.T.) A Certificate of Achievement and an Associate of Science (AS) degree is awarded upon successful completion of the Anesthesia Technology curriculum. For those students who have an existing Associate of Science Degree, a Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon completion of the program.