Pre-Mortuary Science

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

A.A. Degree

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
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
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: 69.0

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

Instructors

Jenny Shivers 515-574-1292 shivers@iowacentral.edu Associate
Tracy Crippin-Haake 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu Associate
Dr. Anne Macek-Lachelt 515-574-1246 lachelt@iowacentral.edu Instructor
Jennifer Condon 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu Dean