Approval and Accreditation

The overall goal of the Anesthesia Technology program curriculum 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 credentialed as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.)  An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon successful completion of the Anesthesia Technology curriculum. 

The course of study involves a curriculum that is approved and implemented in accordance with requirements set forth by:

The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT)
7044 South 13th Street 
Oak Creek, WI 53154-1429 

The Anesthesia Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Anesthesia Technology Education (CoA-ATE).
9355 113th Street North, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

The Anesthesia Technology AAS program at Columbia State is approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 


The sponsoring institution, Columbia State Community College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Questions about the accreditation of Columbia State Community College may be directed to: 

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
Phone: 404.679.4500

Upon completion of this two-year associate degree program in anesthesia technology, graduates will be qualified to sit for the National Certification Examination (NCE) for the Anesthesia Technologist administered by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) for the American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT). AMP is contracted by the ASATT to assist in the development, administration, scoring, and analysis of its National Certification Examination.