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Anesthesia Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-541-1


For Information:
414-297-MATC

Overview — This associate degree program prepares you to function as an integral member of an anesthesia team in a surgical setting. You will be educated in the theoretical concepts and clinical applications in the on-campus surgical suite, where you learn professional skills prior to having actual patient contact. These skills include assisting with intubations, assembling monitoring lines, patient transport, interpreting physiological information, patient preparation and patient positioning. Additionally, you will be assigned to various hospitals as part of your clinical phase of education, and you will practice your skills in an actual operating room setting under the supervision of an anesthesia technologist. 

 

Career Outlook — Anticipated growth is attributed to the increasing geriatric population and the associated demand for medical support personnel. Professional opportunities include working for hospitals and surgical centers, as well as working for vendors that sell related equipment. For additional career information, visit www.ASATT.org.

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect program graduates to:

  • Assist the anesthesiologist with patient care
  • Exhibit patient care skills and monitor patients
  • Provide psychological support and explain procedures to patients
  • Work under minimum supervision
  • Perform lifting and transferring duties
  • Understand basic anatomy, physiology and surgical procedures
  • Apply aseptic techniques in preparing and handling instruments and supplies

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process


The following are also required for admission:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level biology, chemistry and algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Required Health and Natural Science courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better in each course. These courses are HEALTH-101 and NATSCI-177 (or NATSCI-201).


Future Opportunities — Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) certification examination, to become a Certified Anesthesia Technician (CerAT).


Possible Careers:

Anesthesia Technician
Anesthesia Technician Supervisor
Lead Anesthesia Technician

Related Programs:
Cardiovascular Technology
Surgical Technology


Start Date: August
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits


( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students



(1)


ANTECH-102

Introduction to Anesthesia Technology ‡

2


(1)


HEALTH-101

Medical Terminology

3


(2)


ANTECH-117

AT Fundamentals 1 ‡

3


(2)


ANTECH-118

AT Instrumentation 1 ‡

3


(2)


CVTECH-110

EKG Analysis ‡

3


(S)


ANTECH-120

AT Clinical Procedures ‡

2


(3)


ANTECH-133

Anesthetics ‡

3


(3)


ANTECH-137

AT Fundamentals 2 ‡

3


(3)


ANTECH-138

AT Instrumentation 2 ‡

3


(3)


ANTECH-139

Anesthesia Technology Clinical Experience 1 ‡

3


(3)


CVTECH-132

Physics of Medicine ‡

3


(4)


ANTECH-185

Anesthesia Technology Clinical Seminar ‡

2


(4)


ANTECH-186

Anesthesia Technology Clinical Experience 2 ‡

4


(4)


ANTECH-187

Anesthesia Technology Clinical Experience 3 ‡

4


GENERAL STUDIES



 

ECON-195

Economics

3





OR Any 200-series ECON course



           
 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3


 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3





OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course



           


NATSCI-177 and

General Anatomy and Physiology ‡

4




NATSCI-179

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology ‡

4





OR NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202



           
 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3





OR Any 200-series PSYCH course



           
 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3





OR Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course



           


ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed  

3


    HEALTH-104 Healthcare Customer Service

 

 
    PHYED-210 An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 67

(S) = Summer
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, locations of classes or to register online, go to INFOnline.

 

Page updated March 2014.