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Drury GO Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

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The Surgical Technology Program was developed between Drury University and the Rolla Technological Institute (RTI). It’s a one year program consisting of:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Lab demonstrations
  • A 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.
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Program Overview

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. Of the 30, 16 semester hours may apply toward the major, and 14 semester hours toward elective credit.

Students who have not completed the surgical technology program prior to being admitted to Drury University must be placed on academic leave before beginning the necessary program coursework. The Academic Leave of Absence form must be filed with the Registrar’s Office by the Last Day to Enroll deadline for the applicable semester as stated in the Academic Calendar.

Career Information

Jobs in surgical technology are projected to grow 9.7% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $48,300. The average wage for surgical technicians technologists in Missouri specifically is $43,580.

The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology requires 20-24 credit hours of coursework.

Transfer Program – 16 hrs.