Skyline College Healthcare Program Presents: All healthcare open house
(No need to RSVP, just join us if you are able!)
Thursday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Skyline College Building 7, Room 7104
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, California 94066
An Anesthesia Technologist (AT) assists the Anesthesia Care Provider in the safe and
efficient care of patients under anesthesia. Anesthesia is a fundamental and advanced
clinical procedure where the Anesthesia Care Provider relies on well-trained personnel
to ensure everything is ready for the patient. This is a satisfying, interesting,
and fast-paced profession that offers job security and mobility as a vital member
of the anesthesia care team.
The Anesthesia Technology Program at Skyline College
Skyline College’s Anesthesia Technology Program combines academic and clinical instruction
that includes learning to prepare, maintain, and troubleshoot complex anesthesia equipment
and suctions fluids, and assembling complex equipment. Skyline College offers an
18-month program admitting one cohort each Fall semester, and includes clinical practice. With
an additional 30 units of General Education credits, a graduate of the program may
apply for an Associate of Science degree in Anesthesia Technology.
The Skyline College program is by special application only (to be available as soon
as possible on this website.) Anesthesia Technology applications are accepted (once
available) until June 1, 2018.
To apply for Skyline College’s Anesthesia Technology Program you will need to have
completed the following prerequisites:
- High School diploma or equivalent
- English: Eligibility for Skyline College ENGL 100 or equivalent
- Beginning College Algebra equivalent to MATH 110 or MATH 112 or higher
- Chemistry with a lab equivalent to CHEM 192 or CHEM 410
- Human Anatomy with a lab equivalent to BIOL 250
- Medical Terminology equivalent to HSCI 484 or MEDA 484
- CPR for Healthcare Providers equivalent to EMC. 425
All classes will be held in the evenings; however, students are expected to be available
for day and evening shifts during clinical rotations in the Spring semester and the final Fall
semester. Classes will average 3-4 evenings per week throughout the program.
Other Program Requirements
Prior to starting classes, all students admitted to the program are required to complete
a satisfactory physical examination, immunization documentation verifying freedom
of communicable disease, a social security referenced background check, and drug test.
A typical day for an Anesthesia Technologist starts at 7:00 am. The AT reports to
the anesthesia workroom, reviews the patients and plans how to assist the Anesthesia
Care Providers for the day. Anesthesia Technologists may work in a variety of clinical
settings, including general medical and surgical hospitals, and outpatient care centers.