The Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Service Education at Southwest Tennessee Community College prepares students for any career entry level position as a funeral director and embalmer. Program objectives for the Funeral Service Education, A.A.S. program include:
Enhance the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession
Educate students in every phase of funeral service
Enable students to develop proficiency and the skills necessary for the profession
Educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large
Emphasize high standards of ethical conduct
Encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service
This program is seeking candidacy through the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) and is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
After the Funeral Service Education program is accredited by ABFSE, graduates will be eligible to take the National Board Examination. Graduates must successfully complete an apprenticeship and the State of Tennessee funeral service law exam to become a licensed funeral director or embalmer.
CAUTION: Students applying for admission to the Funeral Service Education program should contact their respective state board of funeral service regarding the state board approval of this particular program of instruction.