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 has been approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) for Spring 2019 implementation and is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).