Mortuary Science - Associate in Applied Science in Funeral Service
The Aims and Purposes of the Mortuary Science Department are the following:
The central aim of each graduate of the KCKCC Mortuary Science Program is to recognize that they are community members who are sensitive to their responsibly for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains. As members of the human services profession, each graduate must be knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, local regulations, as they participate in the relationship between themselves and the bereaved families they serve.
- To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession.
- To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary of the profession, as defined in the preamble above.
- To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large.
- To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct.
- To provide a curriculum at the postsecondary level of instruction.
To encourage research in the field of funeral service.
The Mortuary Science degree program at Kansas City Kansas Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) 3414 Ashland Ave, Suite G, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 (816) 233-3747.
National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org
. To request a printed copy of this program’s rates go to the Mortuary Science office, RM 3630 Flint Building or email email@example.com
or call (913) 288-7607.
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Criteria for Admission
- Meet the admission requirements of the college
- High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50. This includes all undergraduate college courses taken
- Human Anatomy and Accounting must have been taken within the last 4 years to transfer to KCKCC
- All General Education requirements (31) hours must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to acceptance into the program
- Students entering in Spring 2016 will need to submit either a letter of recommendation from a licensed Funeral Director or submit an Investigation Questionnaire.
Mortuary Science Curriculum
The Mortuary Science classes (MTSC) must be completed within 3 consecutive semesters, or 1 calendar year from admission into the program.
A 2.0 (C) or better is required in all mortuary science core courses.
Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.
Dr. Tiffany Bohm
- Dean of the Division of Health Professions
Wiley Wright - Program Coordinator
- Full Time Faculty