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.
- 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 82 for Reading, 75 for Writing, and 36 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.
- Apply to the program
- Application Process (PDF)
- Degree Plan (PDF)
- Make an appointment with degree advisor