Mission and Goals
The mission of the Columbia State Community College Anesthesia Technology Program is to graduate knowledgeable, skilled and competent professionals who will enter the workforce and positively affect healthcare and raise the standards of patient care by providing a safe anesthetic environment.
We are committed to providing a dynamic and challenging learning environment which reflects academic excellence and professional integrity.
The Columbia State Anesthesia Technology Program prepares entry level Anesthesia Technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains to provide high quality health care to the community.
Learning Domains and Entry Level Education
The objective of the Columbia State Community College Anesthesia Technology curriculum is to provide the preparation necessary to be an integral member of the anesthesia patient care team. Emphasis is on fundamental and advanced clinical procedures to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care. Job responsibilities may include equipment maintenance and servicing such as cleaning, sterilizing, assembling, calibrating, testing, troubleshooting, and recording of inspections and maintenance.
Anesthesia Technologists may work in a variety of clinical settings such as hospital operating rooms, interventional and diagnostic radiology, post anesthesia care units, intensive care units, cardiac catheterization laboratories, emergency rooms, endoscopy suites, dental suites, and ambulatory surgery centers.