Funeral Service Preparatory

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Funeral Service Preparatory

Credits required 27

Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Program contract

John Tormey, Coordinator of Thanatology and Professor of Psychology/Thanatology, ext. 2032

Program Goals Statement

This certificate is unique to BCC and prepares the student interested in a career in funeral services for transfer to associate degree programs in funeral services. The courses also prepare the student for a national board examination required for licensure.

Program Information

  • Contact your program director John Tormey or your advisor for course sequencing recommendations.
  • Students enrolled in other programs often can earn this certificate by taking the courses as electives.
  • This certificate, along with Certificate in Thanatology, makes the student a strong candidate for funeral service apprenticeship programs.
  • This program fulfills the general education requirements, which can be transferred to an Associate Degree in Funeral Service at mortuary colleges. BCC has an articulation agreement with Mt. Ida College.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

BIO 233Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIO 234Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

BUS 251Business Law

3 credits

CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MAN 154Small Business Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Choose one of the following

PSY 262Introduction to Thanatology

3 credits

PSY 264Psychology of Grief

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

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