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Funeral Service Education
Collaborative Program between Catawba Valley Community College and
Fayetteville Technical Community College

A.A.S. Program
The Funeral Service Education Program curriculum provides students with the opportunity to become proficient in basic funeral service skills. In addition to general education courses, technical courses, such as human anatomy, embalming theory and practice, embalming chemistry, restorative arts, funeral law, and funeral home operations are taught.

Students in the Funeral Service Education program are required to take the National Board Exam for Funeral Service as a condition of graduation. After passing the state or national exam and completing an internship in a funeral home, graduates will be qualified for employment as embalmers and/or funeral directors.

Funeral Service Education is an associate degree program offered at CVCC by Fayetteville Technical Community College. General education courses are offered by CVCC. Funeral Service Education courses are provided by FTCC via live interactive video feed to an N.C. Information Highway classroom on CVCC's campus.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education at FTCC is accredited by:

American Board of Funeral Service Education
3432 Ashland Avenue, Suite U
St. Joseph, MO  64506
816-223-3747 

For more information, please contact:

The Academic Advising Center

828-327-7000 ext. 4687


N.C. Funeral Director - Diploma Program (D55260)
Funeral Service Education - NC Funeral Director is a diploma program offered at CVCC by FTCC. General education courses are offered by CVCC. Funeral Service Education courses are provided by FTCC via live interactive video feed to an N.C. Information Highway classroom on CVCC's campus.

The Funeral Service Education curriculum provides students with the opportunity to acquire the funeral service education necessary to become proficient in basic funeral directing skills.

Students completing the diploma are eligible to sit for the N.C. Board of Funeral Service Funeral Director state exam.

This academic program is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education owing to the fact that it does not include instruction in the following areas: anatomy, chemistry, embalming, microbiology and restorative arts. Students graduating from this program are not eligible to take the National Board Examination or any state examination for which graduation from an ABFSE accredited program is required.

For more information, please contact:

The Academic Advising Center

828-327-7000, ext. 4687

 
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Updated 01.14.2011: Business Programs