Funeral Services

Associate in Science

Funeral Services

Mortuary science, embalming, restorative art and funeral home operations

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Funeral Services degree program strives to meet the needs of northern Florida for qualified funeral directors and embalmers by providing a funeral director training program that is supported by the local funeral services community. Students in the funeral services program are trained to be knowledgeable and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial and local regulatory guidelines in the state of Florida.

Accreditation

PROGRAM INFORMATION – Florida State College at Jacksonville

 

Year

Total enrolled

# of New Students

# of Grads

Timely Grad*

Graduation rate

Did not finish**

Overall % Employed

Employed in FS

2015

31

10

5

3/5

17%

4

100%

100%

2014

26

12

16

4/16

27%

3

100%

88%

NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS – Florida State College at Jacksonville

3 year average

% Pass (Arts)

% Pass (Sciences)

2015 – 2013

73%

84%

2014 - 2012

74%

81%

National Board Exam Statistics

Year

# of First Time Test Takers

# Who Passed

% Who Passed

2013 – Arts

16

14

88%

2013 - Science

18

15

83%

2014 – Arts

17

11

65%

2014 - Science

15

13

87%

2015 – Arts

03

02

67%

2015 - Science

03

03

100%

 

The annual passage rate of first-time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three-year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE website (abfse.org).

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, (beginning in 2015) and employment rates (beginning in 2015) for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program’s rates: visit the Florida State College at Jacksonville, North Campus, 4501 Capper Rd., Funeral Services Program, Building K, Room 101; email at rdean@fscj.edu, or call (904) 766-6622.




Program Code: 2161

72 Credits

Limited access

School of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
Start Term

Fall

Deadlines
May 15
Additional Costs

Uniforms and textbooks

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.

Phone

(904) 646-2300

Course Catalog

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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

The Florida licensure process to become a Florida Funeral Director requires: 

  1. Passing the NBE (a written comprehensive examination)
  2. Serving a one-year internship under the direction of a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and
  3. Passing a Florida examination on rules and regulations.

This program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed.

Career Opportunities

Morticians, Undertakers and Funeral Directors perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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