Anesthesia Technologist

Anesthesia technologists assist anesthesiologists to manage pain and monitor patients during medical procedures. This program is the first step for students seeking an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree (AAS-T) in the field. Courses in the program cover areas such as medical terminology, pharmacology, EKG analysis, and anesthesia equipment principles and applications. Students will practice their skills at local hospitals.

Enrollment Point: Winter

Certificate of Completion: 
Associate of Applied Science: 
AAS - Transfer: 
6 Quarters
101-106 Credits
Bachelor of Applied Science: 

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older in order to participate in practicum courses (by the start of 5th quarter).
  • Must take the Accuplacer Test within 1 year of application. In order to be eligible for AMATH 170T Math for Health Sciences, students must have a minimum score of 30 or higher in Arithmetic or completion of MATH 065 with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Communication involving patient care in the clinical setting is critical to patient safety. All students shall be fluent in the English language, including verbal and written language.
  • Students must complete and pass a nationwide criminal background check (Crimes against persons list) within 3 months prior to admission into program at Castle Branch (use package code rr65).
  • Students must meet vaccination and program specific health requirements in compliance with the Center for Disease Control Healthcare Provider immunization guidelines, including the submission of original lab results, x-ray reports and immunization records which are dated and signed by their healthcare provider. Immunization timeline table.
  • Current evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner to ensure student and patient safety. The evaluation should address the following areas in respect to the student’s ability to perform the laboratory skills and clinical responsibilities related to becoming an anesthesia technologist:
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and to reach overhead.
    • Ability to stand or walk for long periods.
    • Absence of chronic skin conditions on hands and arms.
  • Health insurance, both injury and sickness, is required for participation in the program.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
Quarter 1    
COL 101 College Success 2
ANES 101 Introduction to Anesthesia Technology 3
AMATH 170T Math for Health Sciences 3
BIOL 105 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
  Quarter 1 Total 18
Quarter 2    
ANES 103 Anesthesia Technology Lab I 4
ANES 105 Pharmacology I 3
ANES 109 Microbiology 3
ANES 112 Operating Room Environment 3
MATH 092 Descriptive Statistics with Algebra II* 5
  Quarter 2 Total 18
Quarter 3    
ANES 104 Anesthesia Technology Lab II 3
ANES 108 Medical Terminology 3
ANES 110 EKG Analysis 2
ANES 118 Phlebotomy 4
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry 5
  Quarter 3 Total 17
Quarter 4    
ANES 106 Pharmacology II 3
ANES 107 Law and Ethics of Healthcare 3
ANES 115 Anesthesia Technology Lab III 3
ANES 125 Anesthesia Technology Lab IV 3
MATH 136 Inferential Statistics* 5
  Quarter 4 Total 17
Quarter 5    
ANES 100 Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR, AED and Bloodborne Pathogens 2
ANES 102 Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications I 3
ANES 130 Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Cardiac Life Support 3
ANES 135 Anesthesia Technology Lab V 3
ANES 191 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum I 6
  Quarter 5 Total 17
Quarter 6    
ANES 192 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum II 6
ANES 193 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum III 6
ANES 194 Certification Exam Prep 2
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Quarter 6 Total 19
  AAS-T Degree Total 101-106*

*NOTE: Students can replace MATH 092+MATH 136 with MATH& 146 (5 credits). Students who choose this option can complete the program with 101 total credits.

Program Outcomes

  • Assume the role of a competent, caring Anesthesia Technologist in a variety of healthcare settings under the direct supervision of the licensed healthcare provider.
  • Demonstrate the principles of basic and advanced airway management in all phases of the perioperative episode of care.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills; prioritizing, analyzing, anticipating, resolving problems and acting instinctively and decisively in the anesthesia health care environment.
  • Demonstrate accountability of practice with adherence to ethical and legal standards of the Anesthesia Technologist profession.
  • Communicate effectively in the perioperative healthcare environment with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrate rationale and competency with regard to anesthesia related equipment.


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