Columbia State Community College honors Anesthesia Technology grads
Columbia State Community College recently honored nine anesthesia technology graduates at a pinning ceremony in the Waymon L. Hickman Building.
“Our graduates should be commended for facing the challenges of a rigorous and compelling program,” said Sue Christian, Columbia State program director and assistant professor of anesthesia technology.
“The Columbia State anesthesia technology program prepares these graduates to enter the field at a time when there is a growing demand for anesthesia technologies.”
The Anesthesia Technology Associate of Applied Science degree academic plan includes two or more semesters of general education course followed by a 12-month, three-semester, series of core courses designed to provide classroom and clinical-based skills that provide students with the skills necessary for credentialing exam success and immediate in-field work.
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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 Drs. Kae Fleming, Columbia State dean of the Health Sciences Division. “Spring graduates have unlimited opportunities for exciting, high -demand careers with excellent revenue potential.”
Anesthesia technologists support the licensed anesthesia provider in obtaining, preparing and using the various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia.