Anesthesia Technology

Anesthesia Technology

Degree Type

64-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-541-1

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

Hybrid

Daytime

Evening

This is a partnership program with Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Working under the direction of the anesthesia provider, the anesthesia technologist is a vital member of the anesthesia care team. Learn to anticipate the needs of the patient and the anesthesia provider, apply aseptic techniques in preparing and handling instruments and supplies for surgical procedures, operate patient-care equipment and monitor patient vital signs and hemodynamics.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in spring.

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

How To Apply

Ready to get started? Complete the steps listed below:

1

Complete Admissions Steps

Please note: This program is only available to WCTC district residents.

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.

2

Complete General Studies Courses

Complete your General Studies courses. Have transfer credit? Check out Credit for Prior Learning.

WCTC students who enroll in a partnership program may enroll in general education courses at WCTC, then all credits transfer to Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to complete program courses.

3

Take Pre-Admission Exam

Complete the HP-A2 HESI Pre-Admission Exam.

4

Petition to the Program

After successfully completing these steps and being awarded a seat through the petitioning process, you can begin your core courses. In order to begin core courses, you will need to successfully:

  • Petition to the Anesthesia program. Petition information coming soon!
  • Complete a background check.

After successfully completing these steps and being awarded a seat through the petitioning process, you can begin your core courses at MATC.

5

After the Program

  • Students enrolled in this partnership program will graduate from Milwaukee Area Technical College, not WCTC.
  • Upon graduating, you will be prepared to take the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.).

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

If you would like to be part of a surgery team that assists patients prior to operations, a role as an anesthesia technologist may be right for you. Those in this field must be organized, cope well with stress and be able to communicate clearly with other members of the medical team.

  • Anesthesia Technician
  • Anesthesia Technician Supervisor
  • Lead Anesthesia Technician

$34,700 – $57,600 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

For those applying for financial aid, apply online and use Milwaukee Area Technical College code 003866.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

This partnership allows for Waukesha County area students to gain access to the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Anesthesia Technology program.

2

Take core courses close to home, then complete your degree at our partner college.

3

Upon graduating, be prepared to take the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.).

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WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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