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Anesthesia Technology Program

The application deadline for this program has been extended to March 26. Apply here today.

The application steps are:

  1. Apply to OCCC
  2. Meet with an academic advisor and declare as an Anesthesia technology major
  3. Complete pre-reqs
  4. Meet with the Program Director (Optional but highly recommended)
  5. Apply to program (Get your paperwork together, payment, transcripts, ect.)
  6. Wait to be accepted

If you already have the pre-reqs from another college:

  1. Apply to OCCC
  2. Meet with an academic advisor and declare as an Anesthesia technology major
  3. Meet with the Program Director (Optional but highly recommended)
  4. Apply to program (Get your paperwork together, payment, transcripts, ect.)
  5. Wait to be accepted

If you are already at OCCC:

  1. Meet with an academic advisor and declare as an Anesthesia technology major
  2. Complete pre-reqs (If complete skip to step 4)
  3. Meet with the Program Director (Optional but highly recommended)
  4. Apply to program (Get your paperwork together, payment, transcripts, ect.)
  5. Wait to be accepted

The Oklahoma City Community College Anesthesia Technology Program prepares graduates for eligibility to sit for the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination.  As an integral member of the anesthesia care team, certified anesthesia technologists focus on fundamental and advanced clinical procedures that assist licensed anesthesia providers in the safe and efficient care of patients receiving anesthesia. Anesthesia Technologists are trained to anticipate the needs of the patient and the provider, as determined by the surgical requirements, procedure or circumstance.

Graduates of the Oklahoma City Community College Anesthesia Technology Program are prepared to work in a variety of clinical settings including hospital operating rooms, interventional and diagnostic radiology, labor and delivery suites, intensive care units, emergency rooms, outpatient procedure suites, and ambulatory surgery centers.

Examples of job responsibilities include preparation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of anesthesia machines and monitors, cleaning and sterilization of equipment and patient care areas, patient assessments, transport, and positioning, insertion of intravenous and other invasive lines, and airway management.

Theory content, skills lab and clinical simulations occur on campus. Students rotate through area healthcare facilities gaining necessary clinical experience.

Accreditation Information:

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation for Anesthesia Technology Education (CoA-ATE) cooperate with the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) to establish, maintain and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs in Anesthesia Technology and to provide recognition for educational programs that meet or exceed the minimum standards.

The Oklahoma City Community College Anesthesia Technology program holds a LOR and is approved by CoA-ATE, allowing graduates to sit for the ASATT NCE Certification Exam. OCCC will be seeking initial accreditation in 2021.

CAAHEP Contact Information:
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350

Website: https://www.caahep.org/CoA-ATE.aspx

Accreditation Outcomes Assessments:

Retention Rate:

2019-2020: 7 enrolled 6 completed* (86%)

ASATT Certification exam first attempt pass rate:

2019-2020: 3/3 (100%)

Graduate Employment placement:

2019-2020: 4/6* (all students have received job offers)

Graduate Surveys:

2019-2020: TBD

Employer Surveys:

2019-2020: TBD

 

Bryan Fulton, B.A.A., Cer.A.T.T. 
Anesthesia Technology Program Director
Telephone: (405) 682-1611, Ext. 7480
E-Mail:  bryan.p.fulton@occc.edu