Every student must take the National Board Examination as a requirement for graduation. The cost of that exam is the responsibility of the student.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Mortuary Science program includes studies in public health; business management; natural sciences; legal, ethical and regulatory concerns; and clinical requirements associated with the mortuary field. The curriculum combines coursework in mortuary science with a general education component. The AAS in Mortuary Science offered at Mesa Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506, 816-233-3747, www.abfse.org. Completion of the courses in program prepares the student to sit for the National Board examination and begin state internship requirements.
Students must have completed all first year year course work with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, and must have proof of high school graduation or GED or permission of Program Director.
|ACC107||Bookkeeping Theory and Practice (4) OR|
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I (3)||3-4|
|BPC/CIS+++++ Any BPC/CIS Business-Personal Computers or Computer Information Systems course|
|GBS205||Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business||3|
|MGT253||Owning and Operating a Small Business||3|
|MSP101||Orientation to Funeral Service||1|
|MSP201||History and Sociology of Funeral Service||3|
|MSP203||Microbiology for Funeral Service||3|
|MSP204||Chemistry for Funeral Service||3|
|MSP205||Mortuary Administration I||3|
|MSP206||Mortuary Administration II||3|
|MSP208||Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues in Funeral Service||3|
|MSP209||Pathology for Funeral Service||3|
|MSP210||Counseling for Funeral Service||2|
|MSP211||Compendium for Funeral Service||2|
|General Education Requirements||Credits: 25|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|Any approved general education course in the First Year Composition Area|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3)|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course in the Critical Reading Area|
|MAT102||Mathematical Concepts/Applications (3) OR|
|Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area.|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 4|
|BIO160||Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|PSY101||Introduction to Psychology (3) OR|
|PSY156||Understanding Death and Dying (3)|
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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Mortuary Science (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=66891).
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