The main objective of the anesthesia technology program is to provide the preparation necessary to become an integral member of the anesthesia patient care team.
The program emphasizes the fundamental and advanced clinical procedures to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation, and application of various equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care.
Job responsibilities may include equipment maintenance and servicing, such as:
- Troubleshooting and recording of inspections and maintenance
Anesthesia technologists 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
- Dental suites
- Ambulatory surgery centers
The overall goal of the anesthesia technology program 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. ATT). 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.