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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 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763 

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 (SACS-COC). 

Program Accreditation

The Columbia State Anesthesia Technology Program is in the process of completing the self-study for initial accreditation.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 626.564.3018
Email: theresa@caahep.org

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.

Columbia State Community College is accredited by:

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

Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Science in Teaching degree, and Technical Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Columbia State Community College.