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Anesthesia Tech Practical Experience Pathway

Non-Credit Certificate

If you’re an anesthesia technician seeking certification as a technologist, Quincy College is now offering a continuing education course to prepare you for the national certification exam.

The new 15-week, fully online program is designed to build on your professional experience and provide you with additional knowledge necessary to achieve the certification required  to advance your career.

There’s never been a better time to discover the value of a Quincy College education.

Course schedule: March 11 — June 21, 2024

  • 14 weeks for 4.5 hours/week = 63 hours
  • 1 week for 4.5 hours for certification preparation

Theory: Total 4.5 hours a week for 15 weeks = 67.5.

Tuition: $1,300 (plus books).

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The Technologist certification can be earned by either completing a CAAHEP accredited / CoA-ATE approved program, followed by successfully passing the Technologist exam, or for those uncertified Anesthesia Techs who have experience working in the field of Anesthesia Technology, have taken Anatomy and Physiology I & II and General Chemistry within the last 7 years, and received a grade of C or higher, and obtain 40 Continuing Education credits under several specific topics as an approved Practical Experience Pathway(PEP) from American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT).

Anesthesia Technician/Technologist was first developed in hospitals as the complexity of anesthesia increased and the anesthesia care team required more assistance in and out of the operating room. Responsibilities include maintain anesthesia machine and equipment, assist with vascular access and regional anesthesia procedures, assist with difficult airways, troubleshoot anesthesia equipment, assist with resuscitations and other operating room emergencies and running point-of-care lab tests.

There are more than 8,773 anesthesia techs currently employed in the United States. Employment projected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average across all occupations.

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