The Funeral Services program has been named an approved distance learning (online) program by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). This new approval means that qualified students may now take all courses online, except for the two clinical laboratory embalming courses. These laboratory classes are offered at the embalming lab located at FSCJ’s North Campus, with special attendance opportunities available for students from outside the service area.
To educate students in every phase of funeral services so that program graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in funeral service.
Upon completion of the Funeral Services Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville, students will be able to::
The Funeral Service associate degree program at Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org
National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at abfse.org in the Directory of Accredited Programs.
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*Timely graduation = complete program in 1½ times designated program length.
**Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
***Left before completing the program; did not finish.
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The application deadline is May 15 of each year with classes starting in the fall term.
Applicants must take 10-credit hours of prerequisite coursework with a minimum grade of C or better and a minimum combined grade point average of 2.0 prior to the application deadline for the Funeral Services program and prior to beginning the Professional coursework (FSE prefix) phase of the Funeral Services program. Additionally, students must take the HESI-A2 entrance exam and a score of at least 65% on three combined sub-tests is required: grammar, reading comprehension and vocabulary, prior to applying to the Funeral Services program.
Refer to the Funeral Services page in the College Catalog for additional admission requirements.If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.