An emphasis within the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health degree
Anesthesia technologists are integral members of the anesthesia patient care team. Their role is to assist anesthesiologists and anesthetists in acquiring, preparing, and using equipment and supplies required to administer anesthesia. Tasks may include maintaining and servicing, calibrating, troubleshooting, and operating a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, and electronic equipment used to monitor patients undergoing anesthesia.
This one-year program is offered in partnership with Arkansas Children’s Hospital. A total of 61 credit hours are required, broken down into 29 general education credit hours and 32 ANES credit hours. The program begins every January with a class of six students selected.
Once a student has successfully completed the program, he/she is eligible to take the American Associate of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) certification exam.
Admission into the program is competitive. Requirements for admission are listed below. Application deadline is October 1. Students are scored on a points system derived from college GPA, testing scores, coursework, and previous work experiences. The top 12 candidates will be invited for an interview with the ACH faculty and staff, from which the six students will be selected.
Additional General Education Course Requirements:
These courses may be completed before entry or scheduled during the program.
*-For students who intend to pursue higher level degrees that will require two semesters of A&P credit, completion of both BIOL 1402 and BIOL 1403 with a grade of C or better can be used to satisfy this course requirement.
Tuition and fees are collected by PTC. The total cost of the program is derived from PTC standard tuition and fees, $150/credit hour ANES Program fee, books, and other professional costs. Financial aid is available to students through PTC.
This program of study includes required summer courses and special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.
To apply to the Anesthesia Technology program, please make an appointment with the program director with the link below.
Pulaski Technical College