program overview

anesthesia technology

perspective from behind respiratory machine with plastic tubing and three out of focus students in background

* this program is financial aid eligible.
the anesthesia technology program prepares students to work as a vital member of the anesthesia care team. the anesthesia technologist provides safe care at the direction of the anesthesia provider in the care of patients undergoing anesthesia.

students will become proficient in fundamentals and advanced skills in the acquisition, preparation, and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care. graduates are eligible to complete the certified anesthesia technologists credentialing process through the american society of anesthesia technologists and technicians (asatt). employment opportunities are available in hospitals, surgical centers, imaging, emergency departments, dental suites, and ambulatory care centers.

learn more about the anesthesia technology profession and the durham tech program in this presentation.

how to apply:

program applications are accepted february 1– june 1.

  1. view the admissions checklist  and essential skills form.
  2. use the button below to apply to durham tech following the health technologies enrollment steps. once prerequisites are completed,
  3. apply to the anesthesia technology program using the program application form (linked here february 1). 

if you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the information, you may contact abraham dones.

fall application deadline is jun 01

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)


orange county campus

credit hours


program stats

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average salary

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average class size


estimated completion time

18-19 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
aca-122 college transfer success 1
atc-115 the anesthesia machine 4
atc-125 special practice lab 1
atc-150 anesthesia technology clinical practice, i 3
atc-210 anesthesia monitoring equipment 5
atc-215 anesthesia airway equipment 5
atc-240 atc clinical practice iii 4
atc-245 atc clinical practice iv 4
atc-280 atc professional practice 3
bio-168 anatomy and physiology i 4
bio-169 anatomy and physiology ii 4
bio-275 microbiology 4
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
med-120 survey of medical terminology 2
psy-150 general psychology 3