Program Description for Mortuary Science AAS
Funeral directors arrange the details and handle the logistics of funerals. This includes working with families to establish the location, dates and times of memorial services and burials, preparing obituary notices and coordinating who will officiate the final disposition of the remains. Most funeral directors are also trained and licensed embalmers – embalming is the cosmetic and preservative process through which the body is prepared for interment.
The Mortuary Science program at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) is available
as a result of a very unique cooperative partnership with Carl Sandburg College in
Galesburg, Illinois. Our partnership with Carl Sandburg College gives you the opportunity
to take some of your classes through EICC. Once accepted into the Carl Sandburg College
program, you will take mortuary science related classes in Galesburg.
- Associate in Applied Science Degree (Degree is awarded by Carl Sandburg College)
Overall employment of funeral service workers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for funeral directors was $50,090 in 2017. Opportunities are excellent with many openings in the funeral service profession. These include, but are not limited to; funeral directors, embalmers, grief facilitators, and pre-need sales.
For details, please visit this link http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Students enrolled in the Mortuary Science program must complete all MTS courses with a grade of “C” or better in order to be eligible to register for subsequent courses. In order to graduate, students must complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better.
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- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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