Course Information

 

for Associate of Arts Department


Introduction to Funeral Service (1001FS)

Credits:1

The course includes a brief history of funeral service together with special emphasis upon the role of Computer Science. Computer literacy is incoporated together with demonstrated competency in the use of internet, email and attachments, faxing, scanning, PowerPoint and Excel. The use of Funeral Service related software is also included. Credit 1 hour

Intro to FS Cremation Lab (1001FSL)

Credits:0

Funeral Service Ethics (1011FS)

Credits:1

A study of individual, personal and professional funeral service ethics. Credit 1 hour

Mortuary Science Clinical (1011MS)

Credits:1

This course is designed to familiarize the student with basic first call mortuary operation and to offer the student an opportunity to assist in the preparation of dead human remains. The student is encouraged to use the experience as an arena in which the theory aquired in the classroom can be applied in actual mortuary procedures. Special emphasis is given to the local, state and federal regulations relative to the care of dead human remains. Credit 1 hour

Funeral Service Law (1013FS)

Credits:3

A study of the United States legal system including contracts, sales, propery (real and personal), court systems, Uniform Commercial Code, agency partnerships, corporations, trusts, decedent estates, governmental regulation by agencies of the U.S. and state government. Special consideration is given to Legal and Regulatory Law as pertains to funeral service. Credit 3 hours

General Psychology (1013PS)

Credits:3

An introduction to the principles of General Psychology. This course will also examine the process of human behavior with emphasis on development, individual differences and adjustments. Credit 3 hours

Anatomy (1014AN)

Credits:4

A lecture and laboratory course designed to give the student a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis upon the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, vascular, digestive, respiratory, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems. Acid base and fluid electrolyte balance are also considered. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. Credit 4 hours

Anatomy Lab (1014ANL)

Credits:0

Mortuary Science Clinical (1021MS)

Credits:1

This course is designed to familarize the student with basic first call mortuary operation and to offer the student an opportunity to assist in the preparation of dead human remains. The stuent is encouraged to use the experience as an arena in which the theory acquired in the classroom can be applied in actual mortuary procedures. Special emphasis is given to the local, state, and federal regulations relative to the care of dead human remains. Credit 1 hour.

Pathology (1022PA)

Credits:2

Pathology (1022PA)

Credits:2

Funeral Service Counseling (1023FS)

Credits:3

A psychological-sociological approach to the counseling role of the funeral service professional. Special emphasis is given to the grief process and its multicultural context. Credit 3 hours

Funeral Service Directing (1023FS)

Credits:3

An exercise in the implementation, planning, and directing of the funeral with respect to sociological, psychological, and theological concerns. Credit 3 hours

Microbiology (1023MI)

Credits:3

A lecture and laboratory course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of microorganisms and with special emphasis on their distribution, physiology, control, and importance in public health and immunology. Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. Credit 3 hours

Microbiology Lab (1023MIL)

Credits:0

Restorative Art (1023RA)

Credits:3

A detailed study of the human face and color theory including an application of acquired principles through basic skill building exercises involving wax modeling and cosmetic application. Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. Credit 3 hours

Restorative Art Lab (1023RAL)

Credits:0

Mortuary Science Clinical (1031MS)

Credits:1

This course is designed to familarize the student with basic first call mortuary operation and to offer the student an opportunity to assist in the preparation of dead human remains. The student is encouraged to use the experience as an arena in which the theory acquired in the classroom can be applied in actual mortuary procedures. Special emphasis is given to the local, state, and federal regulations relative to the care of dead human remains. Credit 1 hour.

Funeral Service Ethics (1101FS)

Credits:1

History of Funeral Service (1111FS)

Credits:1

Mortuary Science Emb. I (1112MS)

Credits:2

Mortuary Science Embalming I (1113MS)

Credits:3

An indepth look at the history and purpose as an aid to appreciation of the art and science of embalming, including a review of the phenomenon of death along with the introduction to the preparation room and instruments. Lecture 2 hours, Lecture Laboratory 2 hours. Credit 3 hours

Psychology (1113PS)

Credits:3

Funeral Service Law (1123)

Credits:3

Funeral Service Counseling (1203FS)

Credits:3

Mortuary Science (1222MS)

Credits:2

Funeral Service Management I (1223FS)

Credits:3

Mortuary Science Embalming II (1223MS)

Credits:3

A post introductory integration of basic principles of the embalming operation into an applied understanding of specialized diagnostic procedures. Included are anatomical, chemical and pathological discussions. Prerequisite: Mortuary Science 1113. Lecture 2 hour, Lecture Laboratory 2 hours. Credit 3 hours

Chemistry (2013CH)

Credits:3

Funeral Service Communication (2031 FS)

Credits:1

Pathology (2032PA)

Credits:2

A general approach to the nature of diseases, the pathogenic mechanisms involved in their development, and the defense and regenerative mechanisms of the host will be presented, followed by a consideration of the major diseases of the individual organ systems. Credit 2 hours

Accounting (2033AC)

Credits:3

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental principles of accounting and their applications. Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. Credit 3 hours

Chemistry (2033CH)

Credits:3

An introduction to the fundamentals of General Chemistry including both inorganic and organic chemistry. The structure of matter and general chemical reactions are considered. The basic chemistry of life and the environment are also of concern. Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. Credit 3 hours

Chemistry Lab (2033CHL)

Credits:0

Aerobics (2041AE)

Credits:1

Art Appreciation (2043AR)

Credits:3

Mathematics (2043MA)

Credits:3

This course includes a discussion of the real number system; consumer mathematics, algebra, problem solving, statistics and including a computer application component. Emphasis will also be placed upon the use of the calculator. Credit 3 hours

Speech (2043SP)

Credits:3

The study of the fundamental principles of effective oral communication. Attention is given to the selections, organization and presentations of materials, ideas, concepts, etc. Credit 3 hours

Funeral Service Management (2132FS)

Credits:2

A study of the details of funeral home management with special attention on the management of a small business. Credit 2 hours

English (2133EN)

Credits:3

The study of composition and reading with emphasis upon the structuring of the essay. Credit 3 hours

Funeral Service Marketing (2232FS)

Credits:2

A study of the details of funeral home marketing and merchandising and computer applications. Credit 2 hours

English (2243EN)

Credits:3

The writing of critical essays in connection with the study of fiction, poetry and drama. Prerequisite: English 2133 (or by permission of instructor) Credit 3 hours

Funeral Service Marketing (2334)

Credits:4

Funeral Service Management III (2434)

Credits:4

Comprehensive Review (243FSE)

Credits:3

Funeral Service Practicum (2542FS)

Credits:2

An externship providing the opportunity for an overview and participation in funeral service practice under the direction of a licensed preceptor in an assigned funeral home. Prerequisite: By permission of the director of Funeral Services Education. Credit 2 hour

Comprehensive Review (2543CR)

Credits:3

A comprehensive review of the courses covered by the National Board Examination. The course requires satisfactory completion of exams in each subject area as well as a score of 80% in the General Education and Professional Education, and completion of the Practice National Board Examination. Course requires satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination. Credit 3 hours