The program is a member of the National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science (NACMS). As such, it is permitted to grant membership into Mu Sigma Alpha, the National Honor Society of Mortuary Science.
The Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) in Mortuary Science includes studies in public health, business management, natural sciences, legal, ethical and regulatory concerns, and clinical requirements associated with the mortuary field. The curriculum combines coursework in mortuary science with a general education component. The Associates in Applied Science degree from Mesa Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). Completion of the program prepares the student to sit for the National Board examination and begin state internship requirements.
This program also provides Continuing Education for Licensed Funeral Service Professionals, 6 credits, spring and fall semesters. The program offers Continuing Education for Embalmer Assistants, 6 credits per year.
Courses are available which lead to Cremation Certification and additional Continuing Education for Certified Cremationists. These courses are separate from the ABFSE curriculum.
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