Feb 20, 2024  

Anesthesia Technology Program, A.A.S.

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Oklahoma City Community College offers the first and only anesthesia technology program in Oklahoma. 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. Upon successful completion of the associate degree in anesthesia technology, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) national certification examination. Certified anesthesia technologists may 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.

Courses identified by “C” within a program curriculum pattern must be completed with a grade of “C” or better by students majoring in this program.

Program Notes

Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

++Special Admissions Procedures: All Health Professions students are required to submit a nationwide background check and pre-placement drug testing prior to clinical/fieldwork. More information will be distributed upon acceptance into your respected program.

Minimum of 64-66 Credit Hours

*16-week course offered during two 8-week terms

Course Grouping

A grade of “C” must be achieved in all courses required for this degree with the exception of POLSC 1113  and HIST 1483  or HIST 1493  (a grade of “D” is minimum for these courses).

+BIO 2255  requires prerequisite of BIO 1124 ; BIO 2234  requires prerequisite of BIO 1124  and one college-level chemistry course

#Gen Ed Math: MATH 1483 - Functions and Modeling , MATH 1503 - Contemporary Math , MATH 1533 - Pre-Cal/ Analytic Geometry , MATH 2013 - Intro to Statistics , PSY 2123 - Behavioral Statistics , OR any course with a MATH prefix having MATH 1483  or MATH 1533  as a prerequisite

Major Courses

(30 credit hours)
Anesthesia Technology:

(All Anesthesia major courses have pre and co-requisite courses which are listed with the course descriptions in this catalog. These courses also have clinical components that require pre-placement drug testing, purchase of liability insurance, immunizations and health records, a clinical uniform, extensive background checks and transportation to clinical sites).

General Education Courses:

(25-26 credit hours)
Allied Health


Gen Ed

  • Gen Ed Elective 3 Credit Hours (C)

Political Science

Support Courses

(8-9 credit hours):
Biological Science

Life Skills Courses

(1 credit hour)

Term 3

Term 4

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