Jeffersonville & Louisville
Come visit us in beautiful Jeffersonville, Indiana, with easy access to nearby Louisville.
Today, Mid-America College proudly continues to provide a timely learning experience for its students, with a foundation firmly rooted in a century of tradition established by its predecessors–the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1895, and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, founded in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1905.
- Social Security Administration
- State Boards of Mortuary Science and Funeral Service
- State Approval for Veteran Training
- State Approval for Vocational Rehabilitation Training
- The National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science
- The Indiana Funeral Directors Association
- The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky
- Ottawa University - Indiana, Jeffersonville, Indiana
- Argosy University
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-32) we accept students without regard to race, color, sex, creed, disability, or national origin.
The mission of Mid-America College of Funeral Service is to provide a contemporary education for those having chosen funeral service as their life's work that will enable the student to become a successful entry-level funeral service practitioner by:
- inspiring in each student a desire to achieve proficiency and efficiency in the practical skills of embalming and restorative art, and
- preparing each student to become an effective funeral home manager or owner with acquired management skills firmly conceived in proven, successful business fundamentals, principles and practices, and
- promoting within each student a better understanding of the complexities and dynamics of grief, the ability to better anticipate the needs of those bereaved, and to more fully appreciate the role and central value of the funeral service practitioner as a caregiver in the community.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Explain the importance of funeral service professionals in developing relationships with the families and communities they serve.
- Identify standards of ethical conduct in funeral service practice.
- Interpret how federal, state, and local laws apply to funeral service in order to ensure compliance.
- Apply the principles of public health and safety in the handling and preparation of human remains.
- Demonstrate technical skills in embalming and restorative art that are necessary for the preparation and handling of human remains.
- Demonstrate skills required for conducting arrangement conferences, visitations, services, and ceremonies.
- Describe the requirements and procedures for burial, cremation, and other accepted forms of final disposition of human remains.
- Describe methods to address the grief-related needs of the bereaved.
- Explain management skills associated with operating a funeral establishment.
- Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills and research skills needed for funeral service practice