Anesthesia Technology

67-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code 10-541-1

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.

This is a Partnership Program

Waukesha County Technical College has a partnership agreement with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to offer the Anesthesia Technology program. Through the partnership agreement, the “host” college (MATC) offers the program, but saves slots for students from WCTC and other cooperating colleges.

How Long It Will Take

Students can complete the seven courses offered at WCTC in two semesters. Then, students continue coursework at MATC.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall semester.

How This Program Is Offered

WCTC’s courses are offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting. Some hybrid/online courses are available.

 What Makes This Program Unique

  • This partnership allows for Waukesha County area students to gain access to the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Anesthesia Technology program.
  • Take core courses close to home, then complete your degree at our partner college.
  • 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.).

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

Deadlines to Know*

Fall 2021 Start

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

Spring 2021 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.

Steps to Complete the Anesthesia Technology Program

  1. Complete the required admissions steps:

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

    Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

  2. 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. Complete the HP-A2 HESI Pre-Admission Exam.

  4. In order to begin core courses, you will need to:

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

  5. 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.).

Financial Aid Eligibility

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.


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.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Career Salaries

$43,000 – $72,000 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.

Potential Careers

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

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

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.

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

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.


Program Instructors

Program instructors vary by semester through Milwaukee Area Technical College.