Anesthesia Technologist

Anesthesia technologists assist anesthesiologists to manage pain and monitor patients during medical procedures. This program is the first step for students seeking an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree (AAS-T) in the field. Courses in the program cover areas such as medical terminology, pharmacology, EKG analysis, and anesthesia equipment principles and applications. Students will practice their skills at local hospitals.

Enrollment Point: Winter

Certificate of Completion
Associate of Applied Science
AAS - Transfer
7 Quarters
102-107 Credits
Bachelor of Applied Science

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

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The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Please see the online class schedule for day & time information.


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Anesthesia Technologist Program, a prospective student must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum age: 18 years by the beginning of the fifth quarter
  • (High School student or) High School Diploma/GED (or equivalent) at time of enrollment
  • Minimum ACCUPLACER Test Scores (or completion of MATH 065 with a grade of 2.0 or higher):
    • Classic: 30
    • Next-Gen: A: 230-264, QRAS: 200-219
    • A student with an ACCUPLACER math score of less than the minimum requirements may enroll in the first quarter but will need to meet the requirements before taking AMATH 170T. This could delay completion of the program.
  • Directed Self Placement (DSP): ENGL& 101
  • English Fluency (verbal and written)

Upon invitation and acceptance to the Anesthesia Technologist Program, students must provide confirmation of an account established with and pass a nationwide criminal background check (Crimes Against Persons list).

  • Castlebranch website
  • Package code: RR65
  • Cost: $106 (do not create an account prior to invitation and registration to the program)

Screening and Tracking Requirements

After invitation to the program, students must meet vaccination and program-specific health requirements in compliance with the Center for Disease Control Healthcare Provider immunization guidelines, including the submission of original lab results, x-ray reports and immunization records, which must be dated and signed by their healthcare provider.

Immunization Timeline Table

*Vaccinations must be current while on externships

  • Annual Tuberculosis skin test. TB tests must show as current through the entire clinical experience at the time of onboarding. Renewal may be required before one year.
  • Annual seasonal Influenza vaccine
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine within last 10 years
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (series of three vaccines and immunity titer)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (two vaccines or proof of immunity titer)
  • Varicella vaccine (two vaccines or proof of immunity titer)
  • Annual background check through
  • Personal health insurance upon entry and for the duration of the program
  • Although the COVID vaccination is not currently a program admission requirement, our clinical partners may require a student to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID. Clinical placements may be unavailable for students who are not fully immunized.
  • Current (within one year) physical evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner to ensure student and patient safety. The evaluation should address the following areas in respect to the student's ability to perform the laboratory skills and clinical responsibilities related to becoming an Anesthesia Technologist:
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and to reach overhead
    • Ability to stand or walk for long periods
    • Absence of chronic skin conditions on hands and arms

UPDATE: All healthcare students who have clinical rotations, externships and internships must follow the vaccination requirements of the healthcare institution where they will be working-i.e., must be fully vaccinated or have an exemption prior to their clinical rotation, externship or internship experience. Read the latest COVID-19 Allied Health Policy.

Course Information

Quarter 1

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
ANES 101 Introduction to Anesthesia Technology 3
ANES 108 Medical Terminology 3
BIOL 105 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
  Quarter 1 Total 18

Quarter 2

Course # Course Title Credits
ANES 102 Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications I 3
ANES 103 Anesthesia Technology Lab I 4
ANES 105 Pharmacology I 3
ANES 112 Operating Room Environment 3
MATH 092 Descriptive Statistics with Algebra II* 5
  Quarter 2 Total 18

Quarter 3

Course # Course Title Credits
ANES 106 Pharmacology II 3
ANES 110 EKG Analysis 2
ANES 118 Phlebotomy 11
  Quarter 3 Total 16

Quarter 4

Course # Course Title Credits
ANES 104 Anesthesia Technology Lab II 3
ANES 107 Law and Ethics of Healthcare 3
ANES 115 Anesthesia Technology Lab III 3
MATH 136 Inferential Statistics* 5
  Quarter 4 Total 14

Quarter 5

Course # Course Title Credits
ANES 100 Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR, AED and Bloodborne Pathogens 2
ANES 125 Anesthesia Technology Lab IV 3
ANES 130 Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Cardiac Life Support 3
ANES 135 Anesthesia Technology Lab V 3
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry 5
  Quarter 5 Total 16

Quarter 6

Course # Course Title Credits
ANES 191 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum I 6
ANES 192 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum II 6
  Quarter 6 Total 12

Quarter 7

Course # Course Title Credits
ANES 193 Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum III 6
ANES 194 Certification Exam Prep 2
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Quarter 7 Total 13
Total   102-107*

*NOTE: Students can replace MATH 092+MATH 136 with MATH& 146 (5 credits). Students who choose this option can complete the program with 102 total credits.

Program Outcomes

  • Assume the role of a competent, caring Anesthesia Technologist in a variety of healthcare settings under the direct supervision of the licensed healthcare provider.
  • Demonstrate the principles of basic and advanced airway management in all phases of the perioperative episode of care.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills; prioritizing, analyzing, anticipating, resolving problems and acting instinctively and decisively in the anesthesia health care environment.
  • Demonstrate accountability of practice with adherence to ethical and legal standards of the Anesthesia Technologist profession.
  • Communicate effectively in the perioperative healthcare environment with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrate rationale and competency with regard to anesthesia related equipment.


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