ANESTHESIA TECHNICIAN

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Start Date

May 1, 2023

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Length
The program length for day and evening classes may vary based on the number of scheduled hours per week. Holidays, school closings, and internship schedules may cause the program completion dates to vary as well.

12 Months

Schedule
The standard classroom schedule is provided here. The clinical internship schedule will vary based on the clinical site. Students must follow their assigned internship schedule, not the AIMS Education class schedule, academic calendar, or the observed holidays and breaks.

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 2:00pm

FSA
Federal student aid is available for those who qualify. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Other Financial Assistance
Other financial assistance may be available for this program (scholarships, training grants, payment plans, etc.). Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Start Date

May 1, 2023

More Start Dates
Length
The program length for day and evening classes may vary based on the number of scheduled hours per week. Holidays, school closings, and internship schedules may cause the program completion dates to vary as well.

12 Months

Schedule
The standard classroom schedule is provided here. The clinical internship schedule will vary based on the clinical site. Students must follow their assigned internship schedule, not the AIMS Education class schedule, academic calendar, or the observed holidays and breaks.

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 2:00pm

FSA
Federal student aid is available for those who qualify. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Other Financial Assistance
Other financial assistance may be available for this program (scholarships, training grants, payment plans, etc.). Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Anesthesia Technician Training in NJ

Hybrid / Distance Education Program

The Anesthesia Technician certificate program prepares students to work as entry-level anesthesia technicians in hospitals and outpatient surgical centers. Anesthesia technicians are primarily responsible for setting up the operating room by cleaning, sterilizing, and preparing the equipment and instruments needed for anesthesia. They also assist anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists throughout surgical procedures. 

The Anesthesia Technician program at AIMS Education is taught through a combination of lecture, lab, and clinical hours. Hands-on training in our on-campus surgical lab will help students develop the skills needed to work in this field. Anesthesia tech students will also gain practical experience during a mandatory clinical internship.

Students in the Anesthesia Technician program will learn the basic principles of anesthesia practice, which includes patient positioning, airway management, IV therapy, blood transfusion, emergent perioperative medications, and sterilization techniques. By the end of the program, students will also have a firm understanding of how anesthesia machines function.

Other important topics covered in this program include neurophysiological monitoring, gas analyzers, infusion pumps, ventilators, local and regional anesthesia methods, assisting with intubation and extubation, and diagnostic, interventional, and emergency procedures.

Hybrid Learning

The Anesthesia Technician program is taught using a hybrid learning environment. Online and in-person instruction is utilized throughout the program. Lectures may be offered on campus or remotely via a Learning Management System (LMS). Laboratory classes and practical training will be held on campus in a dedicated surgical lab, or at a clinical site.

Online classes will be taught synchronously. Synchronous instruction is real-time instruction that requires students to attend classes at scheduled times.

Anesthesia Technician Clinical Internship

The Anesthesia Technician program requires students to complete a mandatory 320-hour clinical internship. Students will be placed at a clinical site by the clinical internship department. The internship is designed to provide practical training in a real work environment; students will have an anesthesia technician supervisor who trains and guides them. Students are not permitted to begin the internship until all required classroom and lab hours are completed.

AIMS Education has clinical affiliations with numerous hospitals and surgical centers throughout New Jersey and the surrounding areas. Students will be placed at one or more of these affiliated sites and must complete their clinical hours based on the schedule provided by the school. Internship schedules are based on the availability of clinical sites. All students (Day and Evening) must be prepared to complete their internship during normal business hours (Monday through Friday). The majority of clinical sites do not allow students to complete clinical hours in the evening or on the weekend.

Employment for Anesthesia Technicians

The majority of anesthesia technicians are employed in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Within the hospital, they are typically a part of the Anesthesiology Department, but they may have the opportunity to work in various clinical settings. Some of the most common settings include operating rooms, emergency departments, intensive care units, and labor and delivery units.

Certification / Registry Exam Eligibility

The certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) credential is no longer offered by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT). As a result there are no available certification exams for graduates of this program or the anesthesia technician career.

*The AIMS Education Anesthesia Technician program prepares students for a career as an anesthesia technician, not an anesthesia technologist or an anesthesiologist assistant. This program is not an accredited anesthesia technologist program, and graduates are not eligible for the Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.) credential offered by ASATT.

Anesthesia Technician Program Length

  • 900 clock hours
  • Classroom instruction and lab - 580 hours
  • Clinical internship - 320 hours
  • The program can be completed in approximately 12 months.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam

Professional Licensure Disclosure

AIMS Education has determined that its Anesthesia Technician curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure in New Jersey. If you live outside of New Jersey or you are planning to seek employment in another state, please review our professional licensure disclosures for more information.

* New Jersey currently has no state licensure requirements or laws regulating employment in this field. 

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Start Dates
Schedule
Program Length
Day Classes
May 1, 2023
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
12 months

Additional information regarding the class schedule, program length, internship schedule, and school holidays, is available on the academic calendar page.

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Accreditations

AIMS Education is institutionally accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS) and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

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