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Anesthesia Technology

The Anesthesia Technology program prepares the student 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.

Anesthesia technologists are integral members of the anesthesia patient care team. Their role is to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of various equipment and supplies required for the delivery of anesthesia care. This may be performed in a variety of clinical settings including the operating room, interventional and diagnostic radiology, post anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit, cardiac catheterization lab, emergency
department, endoscopic and dental suites, and ambulatory surgery centers.

Job responsibilities may include equipment maintenance and servicing such as cleaning, sterilizing, assembling, calibrating, testing, troubleshooting and recording of inspections and maintenance. In addition, the anesthesia technician assists licensed anesthesia providers with patient assessments, evaluations, transport, positioning, insertion of intravenous and other invasive lines and airway management.

This program is delivered entirely online for the classroom component. Students will be required to make arrangements for their own clinical sites in order to complete the clinical component of the program.

Accreditation Information

The College of DuPage Anesthesia Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
CAAHEP contact information:
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone number: 727-210-2350

Outcomes Assessment Exam Results


Class of Completing August 2016 (as of August, 2016)

Retention rate: 10 enrolled, 3 dropped = 70%
Cer.A.T.T. Participation in Certification Exam: 5/8 = 66%
Cer.A.T.T. Pass Rate in Certification Exam (first time): 3/5 = 60%
Graduate Positive Placement (in field, continuing education) = 5/8 = 62.5%

Class of Completing 2017 (as of August, 2017)

Retention rate: 16 enrolled, 2 dropped = 87.5 %
Cer.A.T.T. Participation in Certification Exam: 5/16= 31.25%
Cer.A.T.T. Pass Rate in Certification Exam (first time): 3/5= 60%
Graduate Positive Placement (in field, continuing education) = 12/16 = 75%
Employer surveys:
Distribution rate: 14/14 = 100%
Return rate: 3/14 = 21.4%
Satisfaction rate: 3/3 = 100%

Graduate surveys:
Distribution rate: 14/14 = 100%
Return rate: 2/14 = 14.2%
Satisfaction rate: 2/2 = 100%

Class of Completing 2018 (as of October, 2018)

Retention rate: 10 enrolled, 0 dropped= 100 %
Cer.A.T.T. Participation in Certification Exam: 2/10= 20%
Cer.A.T.T. Pass Rate in Certification Exam (first time): 2/2= 100%
Graduate Placement (in field, continuing education) = 6/10=60%

Employer surveys:
Distribution rate: TBD
Return rate: TBD
Satisfaction rate: TBD

Graduate surveys:
Distribution rate: TBD
Return rate: TBD
Satisfaction rate: TBD

Contact Information

Register for a program Advising Session

Program Coordinator:
Kathy Cabai
Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 2202G, (630) 942-8328 cabaik@cod.edu

Meet with a Health Program Advisor (must have a COD ID)
Academic Plans:

(630) 942-2259 or healthcareadvising@cod.edu

Nursing & Health Sciences Division

Colleen Gonzalez - Program Support Specialist
Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1218, (630) 942-2994 prolac@cod.edu

Pam Dinucci - Administrative Assistant
Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-2902 dinuccip@cod.edu

Debbie Nosek - Administrative Assistant

Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, Reception Desk, (630) 942-8331 
nosekd@cod.edu