Anesthesia Technology

Anesthesia Technology Degree from Oklahoma City Community College

In this challenging, fast-paced program, you’ll function as a vital member of the anesthesia care team.

  • Overview

    Anesthesia TechnologistOklahoma City Community College is pleased and proud to offer the first and only Anesthesia Technology (A.T.T.) program in Oklahoma. One of only a handful of programs in the country, we are at the cutting edge of graduating anesthesia technologists to assist anesthesia providers in the provision of safe, ethical, and highly technical care of patients at their most vulnerable. You can earn an associate degree in applied science in the anesthesia technology program by completing 64-66 credit hours – 34-36 hours of prerequisites and general education which prepare you for the 30 hours of focused anesthesia technology theory, laboratory practicums and clinical experiences.“

    As a growing allied health profession, the Anesthesia Technology profession specifically focuses on basic fundamentals and advanced clinical procedures which assist the anesthesia provider in the safe and efficient care of patients receiving anesthesia. Working under the direction of the anesthesia provider, the Anesthesia Technologist is a vital member of the anesthesia care team.

    The overall goal of the Anesthesia Technology curriculum is to prepare the student to pass the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer. A.T.T.). 

    Anesthesia Technologist

    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.

    There is a growing need for these entry-level professionals.According to the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians, depending on the job setting, the projected starting salary for a Certified Anesthesia Technologist is $36,000 to $55,000 annually. “ (ASATT, 2017)

    You must apply and be accepted as an OCCC student in order to apply for acceptance into the anesthesia technology program.  Applicants are accepted for summer semester entry only. Special application requirements and procedures must be followed. Students are selected for acceptance into the program based on a preferential point system.Contact an academic advisor to give you direction on the best plan of study for you or to find out how to apply.

  • Online community college admissions application
  • Anesthesia Technologist

    Please see the Prospective Student Information Letters located on the OCCC Anesthesia Technology webpage for additional information

    Information on deadlines for application submission will be available soon.

    More information about the profession of Certified Anesthesia Technologists can be found at www.asatt.org.

    Works Cited ASATT. (2017). The Growing Profession of Anesthesia Technology. Retrieved from ASATT.org: https://www.asatt.org/files/Approvedschools/CAAHEPAccreditedAnesthesiaTechnologyProgram.pdf"

  • Overview

    Anesthesia TechnologistOklahoma City Community College is pleased and proud to offer the first and only Anesthesia Technology (A.T.T.) program in Oklahoma. One of only a handful of programs in the country, we are at the cutting edge of graduating anesthesia technologists to assist anesthesia providers in the provision of safe, ethical, and highly technical care of patients at their most vulnerable. You can earn an associate degree in applied science in the anesthesia technology program by completing 64-66 credit hours – 34-36 hours of prerequisites and general education which prepare you for the 30 hours of focused anesthesia technology theory, laboratory practicums and clinical experiences.“

    As a growing allied health profession, the Anesthesia Technology profession specifically focuses on basic fundamentals and advanced clinical procedures which assist the anesthesia provider in the safe and efficient care of patients receiving anesthesia. Working under the direction of the anesthesia provider, the Anesthesia Technologist is a vital member of the anesthesia care team.

    The overall goal of the Anesthesia Technology curriculum is to prepare the student to pass the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer. A.T.T.). 

    Anesthesia Technologist

    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.

    There is a growing need for these entry-level professionals.According to the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians, depending on the job setting, the projected starting salary for a Certified Anesthesia Technologist is $36,000 to $55,000 annually. “ (ASATT, 2017)

    You must apply and be accepted as an OCCC student in order to apply for acceptance into the anesthesia technology program.  Applicants are accepted for summer semester entry only. Special application requirements and procedures must be followed. Students are selected for acceptance into the program based on a preferential point system.Contact an academic advisor to give you direction on the best plan of study for you or to find out how to apply.

  • Online community college admissions application
  • Anesthesia Technologist

    Please see the Prospective Student Information Letters located on the OCCC Anesthesia Technology webpage for additional information

    Information on deadlines for application submission will be available soon.

    More information about the profession of Certified Anesthesia Technologists can be found at www.asatt.org.

    Works Cited ASATT. (2017). The Growing Profession of Anesthesia Technology. Retrieved from ASATT.org: https://www.asatt.org/files/Approvedschools/CAAHEPAccreditedAnesthesiaTechnologyProgram.pdf"

  • Highlights
    • Accepts up to 20 students each summer
    • Trains in a fully equipped simulation lab with state of the art equipment and technologies

    As a student in the Anesthesia Technology Program you will study:

    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Medical law and ethics
    • Pharmacological aspects of anesthesia care
    • Patient assessment and monitoring
    • Patient transport and positioning
    • Acquisition, preparation, application, troubleshooting and care of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care.
    • Sterile technique and sterilization process
    • Management of inventory and workflow dynamics
  • Degree Options

    Anesthesia Technology Degree at Oklahoma City Community College

    Anesthesia TechnologistOklahoma City Community College offers an associate in applied science degree in anesthesia technology

    Upon completion of this two-year associate degree program in anesthesia technology, you'll be qualified to sit for the National Certification Examination (NCE) for the Anesthesia Technologist administered by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) for the American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT). AMP is contracted by the ASATT to assist in the development, administration, scoring, and analysis of its National Certification Examination.

    When you pass this exam, you can then begin work in this exciting career field as a certified anesthesia technologist (Cer.A.T.T.)

  • Courses

    Anesthesia Technology Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    Anesthesia TechnologistIn the anesthesia technology degree program at Oklahoma City Community College, you'll study:

    • Introduction to Anesthesia Technology
    • Fundamentals of Anesthesia Technology I, II and III
    • Anesthesia Instrumentation I and II
    • Pharmacology related to Anesthesia Technologist Practice
    • Professional Aspects of Anesthesia Technology

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  • Faculty
    Steve Gibson

    Steve Gibson


    Medical Advisor for the Anesthesia Technologist Program

    Dr. Steve Gibson was born and raised in Maryland and never thought he would move to Oklahoma when growing up. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Biology degree, then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. At Penn, Dr. Gibson earned both an MD as well as a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology. He then went to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for residency training in Anesthesiology. At Hopkins, he also did lab research, worked as an attending physician, and finished a Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia. Answering an online job posting, Dr. Gibson came to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center for an interview and brought his wife. They discovered that this is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Dr. Gibson is an assistant professor and attending physician of Anesthesiology at the OU College of Medicine and OU Medical Center. Along with clinical and teaching duties, he is also the faculty liaison to the anesthesia technicians/technologists and in charge of anesthesia equipment and supplies for the adult services. Dr. Gibson works out or runs almost every day and enjoys time with his family. He considers himself more an Okie than a Marylander these days, although he still roots for the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.

     
    Nancy Sweet-Fitzgibbon, MSN, APRN-CRNA

    Nancy Sweet-Fitzgibbon, MSN, APRN-CRNA


    Program Director, Anesthesia Technology Program

    Nancy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1988. For the next four years, she specialized in critical care pediatrics. In 1992, Nancy joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. As an Army officer, she expanded her practice to include adult critical care. From 1995-1997, she attended the UT-Houston/U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing. December 1997, Nancy graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing and became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Over the past 20 years, caring for the most critical patients in the most difficult of times has been Nancy’s passion. Her choice of practice settings has allowed her to teach anesthesia principles and skills to a diverse student population. Since 2005, Nancy has called Oklahoma home. Prior homes have been in both southern and northern California, Colorado, Texas, and Washington state. As an “Okie” by marriage, she is thrilled to have both the honor and the responsibility to develop our state’s first anesthesia technologist program. In her spare time, she enjoys her family, her friends, and is pursuing her doctorate in anesthesia nursing. Some of her outstanding awards and recognitions include Phi Beta Kappa Society and Sigma Theta Tau membership; receipt of the Meritorious Service Medal in 1995; and graduating magna cum laude from both her undergraduate and graduate programs.

     
  • After OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College graduates of the anesthesia technology program will be ready to take on jobs 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.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that employment of all health care technologists will increase by almost 20 percent through 2020. Salaries and benefits will vary based on geographic location, employer, level of training, and years of experience.

    Are you ready to begin your career as an anesthesia technologist? Complete your online community college admissions application today!

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