Funeral Service Education, A.A.S

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Funeral Services

First Semester

Course Notes Credits mc
ENGL 1010
English Composition I

INFS 1010
Computer Applications

PSYC 1030
Intro to Psychology
MATH 1010
Math for General Studies
FSED 1010
History and Sociology of Funeral Services
  3 Milestone Course
Semester Credits   15  

Second Semester

Course Notes Credits mc
BIOL 2010
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
FSED 1020
Dynamics of Grief Management
FSED 1030
Funeral Directing
  3 Milestone Course
FSED 1040
Funeral Directing Practicum I
FSED 1060
Mortuary Law and Ethics I
FSED 1070
Funeral Service Merchandising
Semester Credits   17  

Third Semester

Course Notes Credits mc
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication   3  
Humanities/Fine Art
FSED 2100
Anatomy for Funeral Service
 FSED 1080 Chemistry of Funeral Service​  Prereq: MATH1010 2  
FSED 2020    Embalming I   2  
FSED 2030 Embalming Practicum I   2  
FSED 2070 Microbiology and Pathology for Funeral Service   3  
Semester Credits   17  

Fourth Semester

Course Notes Credits mc
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I   3  
 FSED 2010 Funeral Home Management​   2  
FSED 2040     Embalming II Prereq: FSED2020 and FSED2030 2  
FSED 2050    Embalming Practicum II Prereq: FSED2020 and FSED2030 2  
 FSED 2060   Restorative Art  Prereq: FSED2020 and FSED2030 4  
FSED 2080 Funeral Service Seminar   2 Milestone Course
Semester Credits   15  


Students applying for admission to the Funeral Service Education program should contact their respective state board of funeral service regarding the state board approval of this particular program of instruction.

Consult the academic map index for a list of previous maps. 


This program is not designed to transfer.

General Advising Notes

Successful completion of this course is required for subsequent enrollment in all FSED courses in the AAS/FSED program.


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Milestone Courses

Based on prior students’ experience, students who do well in these courses are more likely to graduate on time in this program

  • FSED1010 - History and Sociology of Funeral Services
  • FSED1030 - Funeral Directing
  • FSED 2080 -Funeral Service Seminar

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