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 Curriculum

​Gen​eral Education Requirement:

For students in the Funeral Services AAS, you will complete 21 credits of general education in addition to the courses below.​

For students in the Mortuary Science Advanced Standing Diploma, you will complete an associate degree or equivalent, with at least 15 credits in general education in addition to the courses below.

Mortuary Science Requirements:

Mortuary Science Anatomy Courses

* DMACC does not offer any anatomy courses in the online format. Students in the Funeral Home-Based (Online) Option will need to take Anatomy on-campus or at another institution. If you are looking for an online course, we suggest you take BIO 161 at Indian Hills Community College (www.indianhills.edu).

Required Courses

Course # Course NameCredits
BIO 733 or 164 Anatomy Requirement 3 or 5
MOR 215 Funeral Law I3
MOR 301 Introduction to Funeral Service1
MOR 302 Cremation Services3
MOR 315 Funeral Law II3
MOR 320 Thanatology3
MOR 325 Funeral Directing3
MOR 326 Funeral Home Operations1
MOR 330 Funeral Merchandising3
MOR 331 Funeral Home Management2
MOR 335 Embalming I3
MOR 336 Embalming I Clinical 1
MOR 340 Embalming II3
MOR 341 Embalming II Clinical 1
MOR 345 Restorative Art3
MOR 346 Restorative Art Lab 1
MOR 365 Survey of Infectious Disease2
MOR 366 Funeral Pathology2
MOR 390 Professional Review2
MOR 941 Funeral Services Practicum4
Minimum total credits required to complete this program46

Mortuary Science Anatomy Courses

* DMACC does not offer any anatomy courses in the online format. Students in the Funeral Home-Based (Online) Option will need to take Anatomy on-campus or at another institution. If you are looking for an online course, we suggest you take BIO 161 at Indian Hills Community College (www.indianhills.edu).​

National Board Examination:

To see the DMACC National Board Pass Rates as well as our Graduation Rates and Job Placement rates go to the Learning Outcomes page linked from the homepage.​​

​To see the DMACC National Board Pass Rate as well as the pass rates for all accredited institutions for the past 3 years, go to http://www.abfse.org/.​​