Columbia State Community College recently honored nine anesthesia technology graduates at a pinning ceremony in the Waymon L. Hickman Building.
“Our graduates are to be commended for rising to the challenges of a rigorous and demanding program,” said Sue Christian, Columbia State program director and assistant professor of anesthesia technology.
“Columbia State’s Anesthesia Technology Program prepared these graduates to enter the field at a time of high demand for anesthesia technologists. »
The academic plan for the Associate’s Degree in Anesthesia Technology in Applied Science consists of two or more semesters of general education courses followed by a series of 12-month, three-semester core courses designed to provide classroom skills and clinics that provide students with the skills necessary for passing the certification exam and immediate employment in the field.
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“Columbia State has the only recognized anesthesia technology program in Tennessee and one of two in the Southeast for formal training in this growing field,” said Dr. Kae Fleming, Dean of Columbia State Division of Health Sciences. “Spring graduates have unlimited opportunities for exciting, high-demand careers with excellent earning potential.”
Anesthesia technologists support the licensed anesthesia provider in the acquisition, preparation and application of various types of equipment required for the administration of anesthesia.