Anesthesia Technology Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
The objectives of the Anesthesia Technologist program are to prepare program graduates to assist the anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists in the surgical suites and prepare equipment, supplies, and patients, with supervision. The Anesthesia Technologist also trouble shoots all anesthesia equipment and maintains a clean work environment and storeroom. Anesthesia Technologists work in hospitals, medical centers or clinics. Anesthesia Technologists may be scheduled to work weekends, evenings and/or holidays. Graduates should be prepared to work at the entry level.
The program offers integrated didactic and clinical education. Students are expected to attend classes Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when scheduled for classroom training. Clinical education will be scheduled at an approved clinical education affiliate. Clinical education schedule may vary from the didactic education schedule. The program is 15 months in duration.
Class sizes will be limited to 30 students for theory courses and 25 students for laboratory courses.
Graduates will receive an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (AST).
The Anesthesia Technologist curriculum is based upon the standards published by the American Association of Anesthesia Technicians/Technologists.
The program is offered at the Main Campus in Pittsburgh.