Associate of Applied Science Curriculum

Program Curriculum Overview

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.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Curriculum

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 are listed under the headings of: (1) Public Health, (2) Business Management, (3) Social Sciences, (4) Legal, Ethical, Regulatory, (5) Liberal Arts, and (6) 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. (See: Admissions Requirements) 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. (Transfer credit: Official transcripts needed prior to enrollment.)

For FULL descriptions of courses see our Course Descriptions page.

  Associate of Applied Science Degree - General Education
 
Course # Course Credit Hoursspacer
spacerENG 110 English Grammar and Composition 5spacer
spacerENG 120 Advanced Composition & Business Communication 5spacer
spacerSOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 5spacer
spacerPSY 120 Introduction to Psychology 5spacer
spacerHIS 110 United States History through 1877 5spacer
spacerHIS 120 United States History since 1877 5spacer
spacerMAT 110 Business Mathematics 5spacer
spacerBUS 120 Introduction to Business 5spacer
spacerSCI 111 Fundamentals of Science 4spacer
spacerSCI 122 Introduction to Pathology and Anatomy 4spacer
Total Quarter Hours 48spacer
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Associate of Applied Science Degree - Core Courses
Public Health and Technical
Course # Course Credit Hoursspacer
spacerBIO 131 Anatomical Framework and Cardiovascular System 4spacer
spacerBIO 242 Study of Body Organ Systems 4spacer
spacerEMB 131 Embalming Theory 4spacer
spacerEMB 242 Embalming Practicum 4spacer
spacerEMB 242L Embalming Clinicals 0spacer
spacerSCI 251 Restorative Art Theory 4spacer
spacerSCI 262 Restorative Art Practicum 3spacer
spacerSCI 262L Restorative Art Clinicals 0spacer
spacerBIO 240 Microbiology 4spacer
spacerBIO 230 Pathology 5spacer
spacerCHE 251 Inorganic Chemistry 3spacer
spacerCHE 262spacer Organic Chemistry 3spacer
spacerPRT 269 Professional Portfolio 2spacer
Total Quarter Hours 40spacer
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Business Management
Course #

Course

Credit Hoursspacer
spacerACC 250

Accounting

5spacer
spacerADM 241

Funeral Directing

5spacer
spacerADM 252

Funeral Service Merchandising

3spacer
spacerADM 263

Funeral Service Marketing & Operations

3spacer
spacerSBM 130

Small Business Management

4spacer
spacerCOM 130

Communications

4spacer
spacerCAP 269

Capstone Review

3spacer
Total Quarter Hours 27spacer
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Social Sciences

Course # Course Credit Hoursspacer
spacerHIS 130

History of Funeral Service

3spacer
spacerSOC 240

Cremation & Burial Alternatives

4spacer
spacerPSY 250

Funeral Service Psych and Counseling

3spacer
spacerSOC 260

Sociology of Funeral Service

5spacer
Total Quarter Hours 15spacer
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spacer Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory
Course # Course Credit Hoursspacer
spacerLAW 241 Business Law 3spacer
spacerLAW 252 Mortuary Law & Ethics 3spacer
Total Quarter Hours 6spacer
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Total General Education Course Quarter Hours 48spacer
Total Funeral Service Core Course Quarter Hours 88spacer
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Total Associate of Applied Science Degree Quarter Hours 136spacer

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN FUNERAL SERVICE

Course # Course Credit Hoursspacer
spacerENG 110 English Grammar and Composition 5spacer
spacerSOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 5spacer
spacerHIS 110 United States History through 1877 5spacer
spacerMAT 110 Business Mathematics 5spacer
spacerSCI 111 Fundamentals of Science 4spacer
Quarter 1 Total Quarter Hours 24spacer
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Course # Course Credit Hoursspacer
spacerENG 120 Advanced Composition & Business Communication 5spacer
spacerPSY 120 Introduction to Psychology 5spacer
spacerHIS 120 United States History since 1877 5spacer
spacerBUS 120 Introduction to Business 5spacer
spacerSCI 122 Introduction to Pathology and Anatomy 4spacer
Quarter 2 Total Quarter Hours 24spacer
spacer
Course #

Course

Credit Hoursspacer
spacerSBM 130

Small Business Management

4spacer
spacerCOM 130

Communications

4spacer
spacerEMB 131

Embalming Theory

4spacer
spacerHIS 130spacer

History of Funeral Service

 3spacer
spacerBIO 230

Pathology

5spacer
spacerBIO 131

Anatomical Framework and Cardiovascular System

4spacer
Quarter 3 Total Quarter Hours 24spacer
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Course #

Course

Credit Hoursspacer
spacerADM 241

Funeral Directing

5spacer
spacerLAW 241

Business Law

3spacer
spacerSOC 240

Cremation & Burial Alternatives

4spacer
spacerEMB 242

Embalming Practicum

4spacer
spacerBIO 240

Microbiology

4spacer
spacerBIO 242

Study of Body Organ Systems

4spacer
Quarter 4 Total Quarter Hours 24spacer
spacer
Course # Course Credit Hoursspacer
spacerPSY 250 Funeral Service Psych and Counseling 3spacer
spacerLAW 252 Mortuary Law & Ethics 3spacer
spacerADM 252 Funeral Service Merchandising 3spacer
spacerCHE 251 Inorganic Chemistry 3spacer
spacerACC 250 Accounting 5spacer
spacerSCI 251 Restorative Art Theory 4spacer
Quarter 5 Total Quarter Hours 21spacer
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Course # Course Credit Hoursspacer
spacerCHE 262 Organic Chemistry 3spacer
spacerSOC 260 Sociology of Funeral Service 5spacer
spacerADM 263 Funeral Service Marketing & Operations 3spacer
spacerSCI 262 Restorative Art Practicum 3spacer
spacerPRT 269 Professional Portfolio 2spacer
spacerCAP 269 Capstone Review 3spacer
Quarter 6 Total Quarter Hours 19spacer
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 Total Associate of Applied Science Degree Quarter Hours 136spacer
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