About the CCPS Associate of Science in Surgical Technology
The Surgical Technology Program developed between Drury University and the Rolla Technological Institute (RTI) is a 1-year program. The course consists of classroom instruction, lab demonstrations and clinical externship. The program satisfies requirements set forth by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Surgical Technology. The curriculum may vary depending on when the student starts the program.
A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be awarded for completion of the surgical technology program to be used toward the Associate of Science in Surgical Technology. Credit also is awarded for military training in this specialty upon completion of national registry certification.
Associate of Science in Surgical Technology
The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology requires 34 - 48 credit hours.
Transfer Program: 30 hrs. (minimum)
Choose One: 4 - 8 hrs.
(BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and BIOL 206: Human Physiology are taken as a set for a total of 8 hrs.)
An introduction to basic anatomy and physiology of the human body from a single cell to the coordinated whole. Special emphasis is placed on conditions that may upset the delicate balance of each system and produce disease. Medical terminology will be integrated into the course to expand the student’s medical vocabulary. Lecture and laboratory.
An introduction to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. Mammalian examples of major systems are studied in the laboratory. Lecture and laboratory. Offered fall semester.
This course examines the organization and function of the human body as a whole and the interrelations of its various systems, organs, tissues and cells. Lecture and laboratory.