Mortuary Science

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the importance of funeral service professionals in developing relationships with the families and communities they serve.
  2. Identify standards of ethical conduct in funeral service practice.
  3. Interpret how federal, state, and local laws apply to funeral service in order to ensure compliance.
  4. Apply principals of public health and safety in the handling and preparation of human remains.
  5. Demonstrate technical skills in embalming and restorative art that are necessary for the preparation and handling of human remains.
  6. Demonstrate skills required for conducting arrangements, conferences, visitations, services, and ceremonies.
  7. Describe the requirements and procedures for burial, cremation, and other accepted forms of final disposition of human remains.
  8. Describe methods to address the grief-related needs of the bereaved.
  9. Explain management skills associated with operating a funeral establishment.
  10. Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills and research skills needed for funeral service practice.

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, email mortuaryscience@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7607.

Program Information Data

Year Total Enroll # of New Students # of Grads Timely Grad Graduation Rate Did not finish Overall % Employed Employed in FS

2018

40

20

26

21/26

93%

1

96%

88%

2017

26

24

25

25/25

88%

3

88%

88%

2016

34

34

28

28/28

89%

3

86%

86%

National Board Statistics

3 year Average % Pass Arts % Pass Sciences
2016-2018 82% 87%
2015-2017 81% 73%
2014-2016 76% 70%
Most Recent # Takers # Passed
2018 Arts 26 21
2018 Sciences 24 20

Accreditation

American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108.
Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 08097
816-233-3747.

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