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Programs & Degrees
Associate of Applied Science (On Campus & Online)
The Associate of Applied Science curriculum at Mid-America College of Funeral Service is designed to meet the prerequisites for licensure and employment in funeral service. It fulfills the requirements of accreditation and approval agencies. The curriculum offers both theoretical and practical fundamentals of funeral service.
Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service (FSBS) – Online and On-Ground
The Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service curriculum at Mid-America College of Funeral Service is designed to provide the needed education to meet the prerequisites for licensure and employment in funeral service. It fulfills the requirements of accreditation and approval agencies. The curriculum offers both theoretical and practical fundamentals of funeral service. The program is offered in academic quarters, with each quarter consisting of eleven weeks of study. The program is developed with the input of successful professionals, ensuring exceptional career relevance, and designed to impart real-world knowledge and skills.
This program is designed to provide graduates of non-funeral service disciplines who wish to move into funeral service and embalming with the education needed meet the prerequisites for licensure and employment in funeral service. It fulfills the requirements of accreditation and approval agencies.
Bachelor of Science Degree (Online)
The bachelor degree allows ABFSE funeral service associate degree graduates, who have passed both National Board Exams (NBE) or is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, to enroll in the program.
Funeral Director Certificate (On Campus & Online)
The Funeral Director’s Certificate Program is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education since it does not include instruction in the following areas: embalming and related science courses and the general education courses.
Certificate in Thanatology for End of Life Professionals (FSCT) (Online)
The Certificate in Thanatology (FSCT) for End of Life Professionals is comprised of two courses: BFS310 Thanatology and BFS311 Applied Thanatology. This professional certification is designed to expose the student to the professional practice of thanatology, promote awareness and understanding of death and how it affects individuals, whether the death is a result of an acute condition, traumatic incident or a long-standing chronic illness. The application of thanatology relates to careers who support and assist those confronting end-of-life and loss issues. We have designed our certificate program for working professions who are looking to earn additional certification without sacrificing their current position or obligations. This certificate will allow students to offer a deeper level of service to the individuals they serve in their chosen career whether they are funeral service professionals, nurses, physicians, chaplains, doulas or otherwise.
Certificate in Death Companioning for End of Life Professionals (CDC) (Online)
The Certificate in Death Companioning for End of Life Professionals (CDC) is comprised of two courses—BFS315 Death Companioning and BFS316 Applied Death Companioning. We have designed our certificate program for working professions who are looking to earn additional certification without sacrificing their current position or obligations. The field of end-of-life support is growing rapidly and includes death doulas, death midwives, end of life guides, hospice and palliative care professionals, funeral directors, clergy, community death conversation leaders and clinical professionals. Death Companioning is a service niche between death doulas and funeral directors and offers a way for end-of-life professionals, and those interested in furthering their study of end-of -life issues, a clearly defined area to work which takes into consideration the numerous legal, ethical and professional issues found within any young field. This certificate provides students with a clear framework for expanding their area of practice and to expand their knowledge of the growth within modern American deathcare. Students will also complete self-evaluations related to end-of-life issues and death anxiety, and learn skills which will allow them to more effectively navigate the care for an end-of-life practice.
Green Burial Council (GBC) Certificate of Proficiency in Green Funeral Service
This certificate provides students with a foundation for offering environmentally sustainable funeral services in our modern world. The certification consists of two-parts: completing and passing the Mid-America College of Funeral Service’s GBC310 – Changing Landscapes course and passing the Green Burial Council (GBC) Proficiency Exam.
The first and only course of its kind, GBC310 – Changing Landscapes covers family and professionally directed home vigils, home and cemetery burials, innovations to funeral service and disposition options, and ways that funeral professionals can adapt to meet the changing environmental and cultural expectations of the families they serve. This distinction allows students to express to their communities their passion for being a steward to our planet even in death.
Currently, the GBC310 – Changing Landscapes course can be taken through the Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Management (BFSM) as an elective.