Anesthesia Technology, Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares the student to be an important member of the anesthesia patient care team. Anesthesia technologists assist licensed anesthesia providers in the preparation and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia. Anesthesia technologists work in a variety of clinical settings such as operating rooms, interventional and diagnostic radiology, post anesthesia care units, intensive care units, cardiac catheterization labs, emergency rooms, endoscopy labs, dental suites, and ambulatory surgery centers. Job responsibilities include equipment maintenance and servicing such as cleaning, sterilizing, calibrating, testing, troubleshooting, and recording of inspections and maintenance. In addition, the anesthesia technologist assists licensed anesthesia providers with patient assessments, evaluations, transport, positioning, insertion of intravenous and other invasive lines and airway management.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate professionalism and adherence to ethical and legal standards of the anesthesia technology profession.
  2. demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to prioritizing, analyzing, and resolving issues in the anesthesia environment.
  3. exhibit competency in the role of the anesthesia technologist in various healthcare settings.
  4. provide safe practice within the healthcare environment.
  5. communicate effectively with patients and members of the interprofessional healthcare team.

 

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

Semester 1 - Prior to Selective Admissions*

Semester 2 - Prior to Selective Admissions

Short Session 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Important Information

Short Description

This program prepares the student to be an important member of the anesthesia patient care team. Anesthesia technologists assist licensed anesthesia providers in the preparation and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia. Anesthesia technologists work in a variety of clinical settings.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code

S 856

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Director:

Cheryl McNamara
CCBC Dundalk
443-840-3360 or cmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*

Prerequisites - 27 Credits

General Education Requirements and Electives - 20 Credits

General Education Requirements:

All General Education requirements, including the Diversity requirement, will be met through the Prerequisites above.

Program Requirements and Electives - 33 Credits

Program Requirements:

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

School of Health Professions Policies

Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code; exhibit professional behavior; communicate effectively in English; provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.

Admission

Applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.