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Health Science Department

Associate in Science

Funeral Services

FUNSE-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Kevin Davis, Program Administrator and Curriculum Coordinator, (727) 341-3781

Program Summary

Transferable to a Bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration at SPC.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1312030100:

Federal CIP Code

12.0301: Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Funeral Director
  • Embalmer
  • Cemeterian
  • Cremationist
  • Pre-arrangement Counselor

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Financial Accounting (Select 3 credits)

Applied Financial Accounting I
3
Financial Accounting
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement (Complete 1 credit)

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
Basic Computer and Information Literacy
1
Computer Applications
3
Computer and Information Technology Concepts
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3
Apple Macintosh Foundations
1

SUPPORT COURSES
Complete 8 credits

Human Anatomy 1
3
Business Law I
3
Introduction to Infectious Disease
2

MAJOR CORE COURSES
1st Term in Program (Complete 15 credits)

Introduction to Funeral Services
3
Funeral Services Computer Applications
1
Thanatology
3
Funeral Home Management
3
Funeral Directing
3
Cremation History, Principles and Practice
2

MAJOR CORE COURSES
2nd Term in Program (Complete 12 credits)

Thanatochemistry
2
Funeral Law
3
Embalming I
3
Embalming Clinical I
1
Funeral Home Management Operations
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
3rd Term in Program (Complete 12 credits)

Restorative Art
3
Restorative Art Lab
1
Funeral Pathology
3
Embalming II
3
Embalming Clinical II
1
Funeral Services Professional Review
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
4th Term in Program (Complete 3 credits)

Professional Practicum 2
3

1 BSC 1084C (4 credits) or BSC 2085/L and BSC 2086/L (8 credits) may be substituted for BSC 1083.
2 All courses must be completed prior to FSE 2946.

72
Total Credits