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Anesthesia Technology Concentration

Anesthesia Technology

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Anesthesia Concentration

The anesthesia technology program is two years in length. The first year of the anesthesia technology program is the credit-bearing Health Science major senior year curriculum. This year is designed to provide the didactic foundation required for the ASATT national certification. The second year of the program is the clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program which is designed to foster clinical competency at the anesthesia technologist level. Successful completion of both years is an eligibility requirement to qualify for the ASATT national certification examination. Total length of study is 5 years: Health Science major (4 years) + 8 months (clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program) = 5 years.

Anesthesia Technology (AT) Program Mission Statement: The mission of the AT program is to develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills and competencies required to function as an integral member of an anesthesia team in diverse surgical settings. Through didactic lessons and clinical work, students will hone their skills that are required to provide the highest quality patient care while maintaining the ethical standards and professionalism required in this dynamic profession. 

Goal 1Students will demonstrate clinical competence of an entry-level anesthesia technologist. 

                   Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will demonstrate basic knowledge relative to the surgical procedures conducted in each surgical service.
  • Students will demonstrate technologist level skills relative to the surgical procedures conducted in each surgical service.

        Goal 2: Students will possess critical thinking skills 

                  Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will adequately respond to challenges faced during a surgical procedure.
  • Students will show the ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner.

        Goal 3: Students will practice with professional values

                  Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will display professional conduct
  • Students will demonstrate life-long learning

        Goal 4: Students will display effective communication skills

                 Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills