Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Anesthesia Technology (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-541-1


For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Graduates of this program are in high demand. The anesthesia technology profession specifically focuses on assisting the anesthesia provider in the safe and efficient care of patients receiving anesthesia during fundamental and advanced surgical procedures.

Working under the direction of the anesthesia provider, the anesthesia technologist is a vital member of the anesthesia care team. They are proficient in the acquisition, preparation and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care.

The overall goal of the Anesthesia Technology curriculum is to prepare the student to take and pass the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.).


Career Pathway — You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

 

Career Outlook — Graduates of this program have never been in higher demand. Anesthesia technologists work in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital operating rooms, interventional and diagnostic radiology, labor and delivery units, intensive care units, emergency rooms, outpatient procedure suites and ambulatory surgery centers.

For additional career information, visit www.ASATT.org.
 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect program graduates to:

  • Anticipate the needs of the patient and the anesthesia provider
  • Apply aseptic techniques in preparing and handling instruments and supplies for surgical procedures
  • Operate patient-care equipment
  • Monitor patient vital signs and hemodynamics
 


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

HP-A2 HESI Pre-admission exam required.

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


Grade of C+ or higher required in NATSCI-177 or NATSCI-201, and HEALTH-101 

 

Possible Careers
Anesthesia Technician
Anesthesia Technician Supervisor
Lead Anesthesia Technician

 

Related Programs
Healthcare Customer Service
Cardiovascular Technology – Echocardiography
Cardiovascular Technology – Invasive
Surgical Technology

 

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

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

   

(1)

 

ANTECH-102

Introduction to Anesthesia Technology ‡

2

 

(1)

 

HEALTH-101

Medical Terminology ^

3

 
(1)
 
HEALTH-104 Culture of Healthcare ^ 2  
(2)
 
HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare ^ 2  

(2)

 

ANTECH-117

AT Fundamentals 1 ‡

3

 

(2)

 

ANTECH-118

AT Instrumentation 1 ‡

3

 

(2)

 

CVTECH-110

EKG Analysis ‡

2

 

(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

General Anatomy and Physiology ‡

4

 
   

and NATSCI-179

Anatomy and Physiology 2 ‡

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

   

 TOTAL CREDITS: 67

(S) = Summer

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Healthcare Customer Service certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2017.