Sep 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FSED 2020 Embalming I

2 Credit Hour(s)
This course will provide a discussion of the theoretical aspects of embalming as well as examining the purpose and need for embalming, types of death, test for death, postmortem changes, ethics in embalming, chemical and physical changes, formulating chemical solutions and selection and raising of vessels. The cremation curriculum focuses on the important considerations when working with those that choose cremation as a form of disposition. This includes proper identification, legal authorization, use of third party crematories, required forms, cremation containers, containers for cremated deceased, cremation merchandise, services in conjunction with cremation, arranging for disposition of cremated deceased, shipping cremated deceased, FTC Compliance, and the history of cremation.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will apply and evaluate.

  • The purpose of embalming.
  • The handling treatment, and disposition of a deceased human body regarding the client family and community within the areas of sociological, physiological, theological, physical and legal requirements.
  • The importance of sanitation and disinfection of the dead human body.


Admission to AAS/FSE Program, BIOL BIOL 2010  and FSED 1010  .
Corequisite(s): FSED 2030  
This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

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