Funeral Directing (FD)

FD 101. Funeral Management/Merchandising. 6 Credit Hours.

The practices and procedures of establishing a funeral home are covered including personnel management, vital statistics, records and forms. Government regulations of OSHA, FTC and ADA are studied. An in-depth study of merchandising funeral goods including caskets and vaults is covered.
Prerequisites: Admitted to Funeral Directing program and Reading Proficiency.

FD 102. Funeral Service Psychology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course studies the implications of grief and bereavement and the role of the funeral director in counseling the bereaved. The social role of the funeral director in the dynamics of grief and an investigation into the changing attitudes toward death is also studied.
Prerequisites: Admitted to Funeral Directing program and Reading Proficiency.

FD 103. History of Funeral Service. 3 Credit Hours.

The historic role of the funeral director is investigated from ancient to present day as well as projected directions and functions of the funeral profession. Ethical and legal implications of these changing trends are discussed. Various religious, ethnic, fraternal and military practices are studied.
Prerequisites: Admitted to Funeral Directing program and Reading Proficiency.

FD 104. Funeral Service Law. 3 Credit Hours.

This course identifies the methods of disposing of human remains and the legal responsibilities of the funeral director. Principles of both mortuary and business law are covered from the local, state and federal level. Cemetery regulations, liability and pre-need are also studied.
Prerequisites: Admitted to Funeral Directing program and Reading Proficiency.