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 (ACH). 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. Students will participate in classroom instruction at ACH and receive clinical experiences not only at ACH, but other health care settings at facilities such as Baptist Health, Baptist Health North, and UAMS.
The Anesthesia Technology program is approved by the American Associate of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT). [7044 S 13th Street Oak Creek, WI 53154-1429. (414) 908-4942, ext. 450.] Once a student has successfully completed the program, he/she is eligible to take the ASATT certification exam.
Admission into the program is competitive. Requirements for admission are listed below. The application deadline is the first Friday of November (after New Student Registration opens). Students are scored on a points system derived from college GPA, testing scores, coursework, and previous work experiences. The top candidates will be invited for an interview with the ACH faculty and staff.
Distance Education Program
Pulaski Tech is partnered with health care facilities and other colleges throughout the state to provide this program through distance education. These sites include Ft. Smith (Sparks Regional) and Jonesboro (St. Bernard’s). Students interested in the program in these locations can work through the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith and Arkansas State University-Newport (Jonesboro campus) to complete the general education required for the program. Applicants will complete their interview with faculty of that college and the preceptor from the local health care facility. Selected students will then transfer to PTC and complete the program via distance education. Live classroom instruction is provided by web conference, as well as recorded video instruction.
Students complete clinical education locally. Interested students in these areas should contact the advisors below.
- Complete an application to the program.
- Official high school transcript or GED, college transcripts, and proof of two MMR immunizations if they are not already on file with PTC.
- Completion of the pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better:
- ENGL 1311 – English Composition I
- MATH 1302 – College Algebra
- CIS 1103 – Computer Concepts
- BIOL 1411 - Structure and Function of the Human Body*
- CHEM 1403 - Fundamental Chemistry I
- ACT scores of 19 for Reading, Writing, and Math or Compass scores of 83 for Reading, 80 for Writing, and 50 for Algebra
- Minimum cumulative college GPA for 2.5.
- 18 years of age by the start of the program.
Additional General Education Course Requirements:
These courses may be completed before entry or scheduled during the program.
- ENGL 1312 – Composition II
- PSYC 2300 - Psychology and the Human Experience
- SPCH 1300 - Speech Communications
- MET 1103 - Medical Terminology I
*-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.
Application and Advising:
Students who are enrolled at PTC or started the admissions process can make an advising appointment by logging on to the MyPTC Portal and clicking the Advising Appointment button.If you do not yet attend PTC, click here to schedule a campus visit or request more information.