Note, to be admitted into the program, you must have earned an Associate Degree (AA, AS, AAS, AGS) or show evidence of having earned a minimum of 64 credits from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade average of "C" or above. In either case, a minimum of 15 of the credits earned must be in general education that includes one communications course, one mathematics or science course, and one social and behavioral science or humanities course.
To see a list of courses which meet the General Education requirements, click on the following links:
Students may complete the Anatomy and Funeral Law I courses prior to the first semester of Mortuary Science courses. If not, the student should plan to take them during their first semester in the program. If completed prior to the first semester, the student will essentially reduce their first semester course work. Because BIO 733 or BIO 164 is required within the program, it will not be counted toward the 15 credits of general education courses required for admission.
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:
By our Accreditation of the American Board of Funeral Service Education, each student must take the National Board Examination prior to graduation from the Mortuary Science Program. This is accomplished as a course requirement in the MOR 390 – Professional Review course.
To see the DMACC National Board Pass Rates as well as our Graduation Rates and Job Placement rates go to the Graduates/Alumni page, link 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/.