Program Statistics

The education and skills training you receive at KPAT will prepare you for a fulfilling career in anesthesia technology. Here’s what you can expect.

Graduating ClassAttrition RatePass Rate of Certification Exam (NCE) on First AttemptJob Placement Rate

Student Achievements

  • Five students published in the ASATT Sensor (2021, 2020, 2017, 2016, 2015)
  • ASATT Region 6 Director: Allison Kohn (2018-2021)
  • PCC/KPAT Outstanding Community Recognition Award (2021)
  • Kaiser West LA – Perioperative Service Award (2013)
  • Student speakers at 2013 CANA in Monterey, CA (2013)
  • Two students earned the Sharn Judy Tomlinson Scholarship (2013)
  • ASATT Award to KPAT (2012)

Post Graduate Job Placement

  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Children’s LA
  • Hoag Hospital
  • Little Company of Mary
  • Loma Linda
  • Rush Memorial Hospital – Chicago
  • Torrance Memorial
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Los Angeles – Santa Monica
  • UC San Diego

Educational Objectives

The main objective of the anesthesia technology program is to provide the preparation necessary to become an integral member of the anesthesia patient care team.

The program emphasizes the fundamental and advanced clinical procedures to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation, and application of various equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care.

Job Responsibilities

Job responsibilities may include equipment maintenance and servicing, such as:

  • Cleaning
  • Sterilizing
  • Assembling
  • Calibrating
  • Testing
  • Troubleshooting and recording of inspections and maintenance

Clinical Settings

Anesthesia technologists may work in a variety of clinical settings, such as:

  • Hospital operating rooms
  • Interventional and diagnostic radiology
  • Post-anesthesia care units
  • Intensive care units
  • Cardiac catheterization laboratories
  • Emergency rooms
  • Endoscopies
  • Dental suites
  • Ambulatory surgery centers

Overall Goal

The overall goal of the anesthesia technology program is to prepare the student for eligibility to take and pass the written American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer. ATT). A certificate of achievement and an associate of science (AS) degree is awarded upon successful completion of the anesthesia technology curriculum. For those students who have an existing associate of science degree, a certificate of achievement will be awarded upon completion of the program.


Through our academic partnership with Pasadena City College, the KPAT program offers the following curriculum.

Anesthesia Technologist Certificate Courses (32-Unit, Full-Time Program)

Summer IntersessionAT 110 – Professional Aspects of Anesthesia Technology (3 units)
AT 111 – Basic Principles of Anesthesia Technology (3 units)
Fall SemesterAT 112 – Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Technology (3 units)
AT 113 – Anesthesia Pharmacology (3 units)
AT 114 – Basic Anesthesia Equipment – Theory and Lab (3.5 units)
AT 116 – Clinical Experience I (5 units)
Winter IntersessionAT 117A – Clinical Experience II (2 units)2
Spring SemesterAT 115 – Advanced Anesthesia Equipment – Theory and Lab (3.5 units)
AT 118 – Case Study and Program Review (3 units)
AT 117B – Clinical Experience III (3 units)

Occupational & Technical Skills

Set Up and Break Down Anesthesia Equipment

Anesthesia techs engage in various pre-operation responsibilities such as setting up the anesthesia gas machine and checking gas lines. They prepare supplies for intubation, central breathing lines, oxygen measurement tools, and more. After surgery is complete, anesthesia techs also break down this equipment.

Perform Equipment Testing

Checking, calibrating, and testing medical equipment such as machines, monitors, invasive lines, and pharmaceuticals is also the job of anesthesia techs. Furthermore, techs are responsible for keeping daily records of equipment inspections and troubleshooting problems. When anesthesia equipment malfunctions, techs make sure it is repaired or replaced.

Conduct Preventative Maintenance and Sterilization

Sterilization and cleaning of anesthesia equipment is another primary responsibility. Techs perform aseptic techniques according to established standards of care and infection control, as well as oversee all equipment to ensure it is safe and sterile for patient use.

Facilitate Patient Care

Anesthesia techs may be called upon to transport a patient to the operating room and often operate a variety of mechanical equipment to evaluate and manage a patient’s condition while they are undergoing anesthesia. Successful techs maintain an effective working relationship with staff, managers, physicians, patients, and their families while positively contributing to team culture.

Stock Anesthesia Supplies

Stocking supplies is another vital responsibility of anesthesia techs. They restock supplies in bronchoscopy carts, pediatric carts, emergency room airway bags, and other supply locations. Anesthesia techs also spot opportunities for improving efficiency and containing costs in their department.

Clinical Affiliations

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim
441 N Lakeview Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park
1011 Baldwin Park Blvd
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Kaiser Permanente Bellflower
9400 E Rosecrans Ave
Bellflower, CA 90706
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Huntington Hospital
100 W California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
Kaiser Permanente Downey
9333 E Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
Kaiser Permanente Fontana
9961 Sierra Ave
Fontana, CA 92335
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
4867 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Kaiser Permanente Ontario
2295 S Vineyard Ave
Ontario, CA 91761
Kaiser Permanente Orange County – Irvine
6640 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13651 Willard St
Panorama City, CA 91402
Kaiser Permanente Riverside
10800 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92505
Kaiser Permanente San Diego
9455 Claremont Mesa Dr
San Diego, CA 92123
Kaiser Permanente South Bay
25825 S Vermont Ave.
Harbor City, CA 90710
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles
5971 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills
5601 DeSoto Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
University of California Los Angeles – Santa Monica Medical Center
1250 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
University of California Irvine, Medical Center
101 The City Dr
Orange, CA 92868

Career Information

Upon program completion, graduates can take the national certification examination which provides the opportunity to work in anesthesia departments throughout the U.S. and internationally. Students can become employed as clinicians in anesthesia technology education or healthcare administration. In addition to being a terminal career, graduates from approved and/or accredited anesthesia technology programs who become certified anesthesia technologists may also pursue careers in nursing and other healthcare professions.