Curriculum

Note, 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).

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 733 or 164 Anatomy Requirement 3 or 5
MOR 215 Funeral Law I 3
MOR 301 Introduction to Funeral Service 1
MOR 302 Cremation Services 3
MOR 315 Funeral Law II 3
MOR 320 Thanatology 3
MOR 325 Funeral Directing 3
MOR 326 Funeral Home Operations 1
MOR 330 Funeral Merchandising 3
MOR 331 Funeral Home Management 2
MOR 335 Embalming I 3
MOR 336 Embalming I Clinical 1
MOR 340 Embalming II 3
MOR 341 Embalming II Clinical 1
MOR 345 Restorative Art 3
MOR 346 Restorative Art Lab 1
MOR 365 Survey of Infectious Disease 2
MOR 366 Funeral Pathology 2
MOR 390 Professional Review 2
MOR 941 Funeral Services Practicum 4
Minimum total credits required to complete this program 46

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/.