Algonquin College

Anesthesia Assistant

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies
Degree:Post-diploma
Field of Study:Anesthesiologist Assistant
Description:This one-year Ontario Graduate Certificate program equips Respiratory Therapists and BScN Registered Nurses with critical care experience, with the knowledge and clinical skills to work as an anesthesia assistant under the direction and supervision of an anesthesiologist. Anesthesia assistants are integral members of the anesthesia care team providing a wide range of advanced technical and clinical duties in the provision of effective and safe patient care.

Students focus on anesthesia practice by acquiring the knowledge and skills to care for patients across the age spectrum who are undergoing routine and specialized surgery. Through case studies, simulation and laboratory practice, students learn to operate machines and equipment to deliver and monitor anesthesia while developing an indepth knowledge of anesthetic pharmacology. Students complete their studies during a supervised clinical experience where they apply anesthetic knowledge, skills and critical thinking in a perioperative environment.
URL:Anesthesia Assistant at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $14,440
International: $22,266

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $14,439.54. International tuition/ancillary fees: $22,265.58.

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 10, 2017