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Funeral Service Education, A.A.S.

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Gerren Herndon - (901) 333-6467

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. Students must complete each funeral service education (FSED) course with a “C” or better and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Caution: Students applying for admission to the Funeral Service Program at Southwest Tennessee Community College should contact their respective state licensing agency regarding that state agency’s approval of this particular program of instruction.  In the state of Tennessee, graduates must successfully complete an apprenticeship and the State of Tennessee funeral service law exam to become a licensed funeral director or embalmer.

The Funeral Service degree program at Southwest Tennessee Community College is accreditated by the  American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Ste 108, Woodbury Heights NJ 08097. Web:  Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Board Examination.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession 
  • To educate students in every phase of funeral service and to help enable them to develop proficiency and skills needed for the profession 
  • To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large 
  • To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct 
  • To provide a curriculum at the post-secondary level of instruction
  • To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service

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