Funeral Service Education, Associate in Applied Science
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Service Education at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park prepares students for any entry level position as a funeral director and embalmer in a funeral home. The program is accredited by: American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) 992 Mantua Pike , Suite 108 Woodbury Heights NJ 08097 816-233-3747. National Board Examination scores, graduation rates and employment rates for this and other ABFSE accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program’s scores and rates, go to the Funeral Service Education program office, Forest Park campus, Room E-411, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone, 314-644-9327.
Please check the college website stlcc.edu/programs/Funeral_Service_Education for student learning outcomes and additional updates and information regarding the accreditation status of the program.
Prerequisites: Prior to applying for admission to the Funeral Service Education program, the student must submit a program application, three professional character references, a written personal narrative and complete a minimum of 40 hours of documented job shadowing which has been completed and verified under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and which must also occur in an unaffiliated and licensed funeral service establishment. In addition, the student is required to meet with the program director and/or other Funeral Service Education faculty for a personal interview.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|BIO 111||Introductory Biology I||4|
|ENG 100||Career English||3|
|or ENG 101||College Composition I|
|MTH 108||Elementary Applied Mathematics||3|
|PSY 200||General Psychology||3|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|IS 116||Computer Literacy||3|
|COM 101||Oral Communication I||3|
|ACC 100||Applied Accounting||3|
|FSE 101||History and Sociology of Funeral Service||3|
|BIO 103||Problems in Anatomy||3|
|FSE 102||Dynamics of Grief Management||3|
|FSE 103||Funeral Directing||3|
|FSE 104||Funeral Directing Practicum||2|
|FSE 105||Funeral Directing Practicum II||2|
|FSE 106||Mortuary Law and Ethics||3|
|FSE 107||Funeral Service Merchandising||2|
|FSE 201||Funeral Home Management||3|
|FSE 203||Embalming Practicum I||2|
|FSE 205||Embalming Practicum II||2|
|FSE 206||Restorative Art||4|
|FSE 211||Microbiology for Funeral Service||3|
|FSE 209||Pathology for Funeral Service||3|
|FSE 208||Funeral Service Seminar||3|
|FSE 108||Embalming Chemistry||2|
|Total Credit Hours||71|