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. 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.
The curriculum fulfills the requirements of all accreditation regulations and is a blend of theoretical and practical fundamentals of the funeral profession, as well as the liberal arts. The courses cover the following areas of focus:
- Public Health
- Business Management
- Social Sciences
- Legal, Ethical, Regulatory
- Liberal Arts
- General Education/Liberal Arts/Electives
General Education Requirements
- All general education requirements for the associate degree may be completed here at the college.
- No previous college credit needed to enter the program
- The degree will fulfill all general education requirements.
The general education courses provide a foundation for professional success. Students learn to think critically, make rational decisions, and communicate effectively. These skills support their ability to acquire, evaluate, and use the specific knowledge needed for the program.
To be considered a candidate for graduation from the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program (AAS) at Mid-America College of Funeral Service, the following guidelines must be met:
- The student has successfully completed the AAS program of instruction with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and passing grades in all courses;
- The student has successfully completed all requirements of the Clinical Embalming program as specified by the College and the American Board of Funeral Service Education; also, be certified by the Clinical Program Director as minimally technically competent in entry level embalming practices;
- The student has successfully completed all requirements of the Funeral Director Practicum;
- The student is free of all indebtedness to the College, and;
- The student has successfully completed and passed all end-of-program Capstone Final Exams.
For full descriptions of courses see our Course Descriptions page
Courses by Subject
Core Courses — Public Health and Technical
Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory
||Mortuary Law & Ethics
|Total Quarter Hours
|Total General Education Course Quarter Hours
|Total Funeral Service Core Course Quarter Hours
|Total Associate of Applied Science Degree Quarter Hours
Courses by Quarter
| Total Associate of Applied Science Degree Quarter Hours
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