Anesthesia Technology Course Descriptions

ATC 110 Introduction to Anesthesia Technology

This course introduces the different roles in the Anesthesia Care Team, specifically the scope of practice and specific duties of the Anesthesia Technologist. Topics include: role of the Anesthesia Technologist, scope of practice, standards of patient care, introduction to basic equipment and monitors, and types of anesthesia. Upon completion the student should be able to describe the roles and functions of the members of the anesthesia care team and have a basic knowledge of anesthesia and its associated equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: None
ATC 110 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 112 Anesthesia Pharmacology

This course introduces anesthesia pharmacology, the drugs used for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia, and the drugs used for cardiovascular support. Included in this course is training in Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. Topics include: inhalation agents, intravenous therapy, pharmacology, emergency medications, BLS and ACLS training. Upon completion the student should be able to have a basic knowledge of the common medications used in the anesthesia environment as well as their administration.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: None
ATC 112 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 115 The Anesthesia Machine

This course introduces didactic and lab training on the components, function, setup, turn-over, and basic maintenance of the anesthesia machine. Emphasis is placed on individual components of the vaporizer, ventilator, and circuits of the anesthesia machine, This includes proper cleaning, setup and turn-over, as well as, basic trouble-shooting and maintenance. Upon completion the student should be able to have a thorough understanding of the components and function of the anesthesia machine. They will be able to perform a check-out, turn-over, cleaning and basic maintenance.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: None
ATC 115 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 125 Special Practice Lab

This course provides additional laboratory learning opportunities in anesthesia care. Emphasis is placed on equipment management and anesthesia care procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through laboratory evaluations.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: None
ATC 125 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 150 ATC Clinical Practice I

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on basic anesthesia care in efficient ambulatory surgery anesthesia and similar settings. Upon completion the student should be able to provide anesthesia support and demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 9
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ATC 110, ATC 112, ATC 115, ATC 210
Corequisite: None
ATC 150 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 155 ATC Clinical Practice II

This course provides entry-level clinical experience for anesthesia technologists in the high-acuity inpatient surgical setting on a large variety of surgical cases. Emphasis is placed on more complex anesthesia in a variety of surgical cases in a large hospital setting. Upon completion the student should be able to provide anesthesia support for a wide variety of surgeries in a high-acuity inpatient setting in a major hospital setting.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: ATC 110, ATC 112, ATC 115, ATC 210
Corequisite: None
ATC 155 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 210 Anesthesia Monitoring Equipment

This course covers the function and placement of non-invasive, invasive, and advanced monitoring equipment used during the administration of anesthesia. Emphasis is placed on standard monitors including blood pressure, ECG, pulse oximetry, temperature, End-Tidal CO2, neuromuscular blockade, invasive arterial and venous monitors and other specialized equipment. Upon completion the student should be able to setup and place, or assist in placement, anesthesia monitors as well as perform basic trouble-shooting.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisites: ATC 110
Corequisite: None
ATC 210 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 215 Anesthesia Airway Equipment

This course covers the function and use of basic and advanced anesthesia airway equipment. This includes setup, trouble-shooting and assistance in placing endotracheal tubes. Emphasis is placed on equipment setup and processing of airway equipment including direct and indirect laryngoscopy, supraglottic airways, and fiberoptic endoscopes. Upon completion the student should be able to setup and assist with placing airways in a variety of situations and be able to assist the anesthesia care team in a case of a difficult airway.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisites: ATC 110, ATC 115
Corequisite: None
ATC 215 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 240 ATC Clinical Practice III

This course will provide advanced practitioner clinical experience for anesthesia technologists in the complex environment of neurosurgical and cardiac anesthesia. Emphasis is placed on complex anesthetics on neurosurgical and cardiac surgery patients. This includes specialized anesthetics and monitors. Upon completion the student should be able to provide anesthesia support for neurosurgical and cardiac anesthetics including setup and trouble-shooting of advanced monitoring equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: ATC 150, ATC 155
Corequisite: None
ATC 240 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 245 Clinical Practice IV

This course will provide advanced practitioner clinical experience for anesthesia technologists in the highly variable environment of outside and remote locations, and subspecialty anesthesia such as obstetrics, pediatrics, and regional anesthesia. Emphasis is placed on anesthetics not performed in the typical operating room location, including: obstetrics, pediatrics, remote locations, and regional anesthesia. Upon completion the student should be able to provide anesthesia support for at remote and varied locations as well as for pediatric, obstetric, ad regional anesthesia.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: ATC 150, ATC 155
Corequisite: None
ATC 245 Course Outline: Not available


ATC 280 ATC Professional Practice

This course includes a comprehensive overview of anesthesia technologist concepts in and essential professional skills. Topics include healthcare law, professional ethics, career transition, professional and employability skills, and preparation for the certification examination. Upon completion the student should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge required for the anesthesia technologist to obtain employment and sit for the Cer.A.T.T. examination.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ATC 150, ATC 155
Corequisite: None
ATC 280 Course Outline: Not available