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Associate of Science in Anesthesia Technology in Florida

Launch your exciting career as an Anesthesia Technician at City College!  An Anesthesia Technician (AT) is a trained medical professional who assists anesthesiologists in a range of important tasks. With the aging of our population and the shortage of  trained anesthesia technologists and other anesthesia personnel, there are many exciting job opportunities in this field. Your associate degree will provide you with the extensive knowledge and training necessary to work under an anesthesiologist as a vital member of the anesthesia care team, typically in an emergency, operating or delivery room.  And this is exactly what you’ll learn in City College’s Anesthesia Technician Program in Florida. Our Anesthesia Technician Program combines classroom lectures and demonstrations with clinical instruction. Classroom experience is combined with clinical instruction for a well-rounded curriculum based on the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) standards and guidelines.

As a student in the Associate of Science degree in Anesthesia Technology program, you’ll gain expertise in how to prepare, administer and monitor pain management to patients. You’ll get a strong foundation in setting up medical equipment and instruments as they relate to anesthetic procedures, the role of medical ethics, the basics of pharmacology, details of surgical procedures, and how to correctly position or transport patients.  Anesthesia technology students learn how to immediately respond to all types of patient situations, interpret data from medical equipment, and determine correct dosages of anesthesia. At City College’s anesthesia technology school, you’ll also get experience in washing and sterilizing re-usable equipment and reporting malfunctioning equipment to appropriate personnel.

As a student in the Anesthesia Technician Program, you’ll learn:

  • The basics of anatomy and physiology
  • Anesthetic procedures and their role in surgery
  • The preparation, administration and monitoring of pain management
  • All about anesthesia instruments and medical equipment
  • How to sterilize re-usable equipment
  • How to respond to all types of patient situations
  • Anesthesia pharmacology and dosage
  • Medical law and ethics

Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the anesthesia technician certification examination offered by The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technician and  become a Certified Anesthesia Technologist or Certified Anesthesia Technician.

Job Opportunities: Core Courses Include:
  • Hospital operating rooms and intensive care units
  • Emergency rooms
  • Emergency ambulatory vehicles
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Introduction to Anesthesia Technology
  • Anesthesia Technical Fundamentals
  • Anesthesia Pharmacology

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be ready to take the anesthesia technician certification examination offered by the ASATT and become a Certified Anesthesia Technologist or Certified Anesthesia Technician.

Once you’re Anesthesia Technician Certified, you’ll be qualified to work in:

  • Hospital operating rooms
  • Intensive care units
  • Emergency rooms
  • Emergency ambulatory vehicles
  • Delivery rooms

For more detailed information on this program, see our Academic Catalog.

*Learn more about the Anesthesia Technology Program offered in Florida at our Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Altamonte Springs campuses by clicking the "Start Today" button below.

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