Drury offers Rolla Technical paramedics students path to an associate degree

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 26, 2017 — Students earning a paramedics license from the Rolla Technical Institute/Center can also earn an associate degree from Drury University following the completion of just a few more courses.

Drury College of Continuing Professional Studies (CCPS) and the Rolla Technical Institute/Center (RTI/C) have signed an articulation agreement that awards a 30-hour block of credit to RTI/C students, upon the successful completion of the national paramedic registry exam. This provides a clear path for students to earn an Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Science upon completion of required anatomy, physiology, and general-education coursework.

“We’re pleased to deepen our connection with the Rolla community and with RTI/C,” says Dr. Jana Neiss, dean of CCPS. “This agreement gives paramedic students a way to further maximize their training and education in this vital field.”

“Offering career readiness with multiple options in a clearly defined plan of study for students is a strategy that Rolla Technical Institute/Center works toward in each of our programs,” says Matt Duncan, director of career and technical education at RTI/C. “Forging agreements with Drury University is a win-win for our institution, our community, and most importantly, for our career and technical education students.”

Drury’s CCPS campus in Rolla offers more than 20 total associate and bachelor’s degree options. Students interested in learning more can contact the Rolla CCPS office at (573) 368-4959; visit; or email


Media Contact: Kerstin Ellis, Coordinator – CCPS Rolla Campus: (572) 368-4959 or

Drury University is moving its Rolla course delivery site

Rolla, Mo., Aug. 8, 2011 — Beginning on Monday, Aug. 29, Drury will offer classes in Rolla at a new location: 1034 Hwy. 63 South, Rolla, Mo. 65401.

The fall semester begins for Drury on Aug. 22, and classes in Rolla will begin at their current location at 1280 Forum Drive before moving to the new location on Aug. 29.

Drury is making the move to accommodate continued enrollment growth in the region.

“This new facility will provide our students with more classrooms, two large break rooms and lounge areas along with a faculty prep area,” said Myra Miller, director of Drury’s Rolla facility. “We’re already working with local businesses to ready the new location and we will make every effort to make this a smooth transition for our students.”

If you have questions or to register for classes in Rolla, call the campus at (573) 368-4959.