Pre-Mortuary

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A degree in mortuary science prepares a person to become a funeral director. This profession demands sensitivity to the needs and desires of people in bereavement and requires effective intervention during a time of emotional stress. College programs in mortuary science usually last from one to four years depending upon the school. There are forty mortuary science programs accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, which is the funeral service accrediting agency in the United States.

Course Schedule

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BUS-102 Intro to Business
3.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
CHM-165 General Chemistry I
4.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
BIO-113 General Biology II
4.0
CHM-175 General Chemistry II
4.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
XXX-XXX Math Elective
4.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4.0
PHY-162 College Physics I
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-186 Microbiology w/lab
4.0
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
3.0
PHY-172 College Physics II
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 70.0

*Suggested High School courses are:
Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Advanced Math, Trigonometry, Calculus

Instructors

Jenny Shivers
Associate & Advisor
515-574-1292
shivers@iowacentral.edu
Joshua Howell
Associate
515-574-1250
howell@iowacentral.edu
Dr. Anne Macek-Lachelt
Instructor
515-574-1246
lachelt@iowacentral.edu
Jennifer Condon
Dean
515-574-1190
condon@iowacentral.edu