Anesthesia Technology

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: 10-541-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August

About the Anesthesia Technology Degree

Description

Become an anesthesia technologist and you’ll be a vital member of the anesthesia care team. These technologists work under the direction of the anesthesia provider and are proficient in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care. Graduates are eligible to take the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.).

Anesthesia technologists are in high demand.

You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate on the way to completing this associate degree.

 


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Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ANTECH-102 Introduction to Anesthesia Technology ‡ 2
BIOSCI-177 General Anatomy and Physiology ‡
(or) BIOSCI-201 Anatomy and Physiology 1 ‡
4
 ENG-195 Written Communication 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
HEALTH-101 Medical Terminology ^ 3
HEALTH-104 Culture of Healthcare ^ 2
HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare ^ 2
ANTECH-117 AT Fundamentals 1 ‡ 3
ANTECH-118 AT Instrumentation 1 ‡ 3
ANTECH-120 AT Clinical Procedures ‡ 2
BIOSCI-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology ‡
(or) BIOSCI-202 Anatomy and Physiology 2 ‡
4
CVTECH-110 EKG Analysis ‡ 2
ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
3
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI course
3
ANTECH-133 Anesthetics ‡ 3
ANTECH-137 AT Fundamentals 2 ‡ 3
ANTECH-138 AT Instrumentation 2 ‡ 3
ANTECH-139 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Experience 1 ‡ 3
CVTECH-132 Physics of Medicine ‡ 3
ANTECH-185 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Seminar ‡ 2
ANTECH-186 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Experience 2 ‡ 4
ANTECH-187 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Experience 3 ‡ 4

TOTAL CREDITS

64

‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Healthcare Customer Service certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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

Search for available classes now (link) to see course descriptions, class times and locations.

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.

2021-2022 Program Card

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Important Dates

Fall start: Register for classes in April (only one time a year), petition window is February (only one time a year)

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Exhibit patient care skills
  • Model professional behaviors as an AT
  • Provide psychological support and explain procedures to patients
  • Adhere to universal precautions and aseptic technique in preparing and handling instruments and supplies
  • Monitor patients during cardiac procedures
  • Prepare equipment for surgical procedures
  • Operate major medical equipment (i.e. balloon pumps, cell savers, medication warmers)
  • Anticipate the sequence of events during surgical procedures

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program are in high 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.

Possible Careers

Anesthesia Technician
Anesthesia Technician Supervisor
Lead Anesthesia Technician

Admission Requirements

This program admits students through a petition selection process.
Learn more about the petition process

The following are required for admission:

  • HP-A2 pre qualifying exam
  • C+ or higher: BIOSCI-177* or BIOSCI 201*
  • HEALTH 101
  • Fall Start: Petition window is February (only one time a year)

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Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 - 113th Street N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350; caahep.org/Students/Program-Info/Anesthesia-Technology.aspx.

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Last updated: 08/30/2021