Funeral Director's Program

The Funeral Director’s Program is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education since it does not include instruction in the following areas: embalming and related science courses and the general education courses. Students graduating from this program are not eligible to take the National Board Examination or any state board examination for which graduation from an ABFSE accredited program is required.

The Funeral Director’s Program is currently only approved for those planning to practice in Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri.

CATEGORIES OF INSTRUCTION
 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (FSM) Quarter Hours
  Accounting 4
  Funeral Service Administration  3
  Funeral Service Management  3
  Funeral Service Merchandising  3
  Funeral Directing  2
  Small Business Management & Computers 6
  Professional Communications 3
  Capstone Review - Arts 1
Total Quarter Hours in Division 25
 SOCIAL SCIENCE (FS) Quarter Hours
  Funeral Service Counseling  2
  Funeral Service Sociology 2
  Grief Psychology  3
  History of Funeral Service 2
Total Quarter Hours in Division 9
 LEGAL, REGULATORY, and ETHICS (FS) Quarter Hours
  Business Law 4
  Funeral Service Ethics 1
  Funeral Service Law 2
Total Quarter Hours in Division 7
 
ON-CAMPUS CERTIFICATE PLAN BY QUARTER
Number
Course Title
Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Contact
Hours
Credit
Hours

 Quarter 
One

 FSM 104  Basic Accounting
4
0
44
4
 FS 104  Business Law
4
0
44
4
 FS 132  Counseling
2
0
22
2
 FSM 113  Funeral Service Admin
3
0
33
3
 FS 142  Funeral Service Law
2
0
22
2
 FS 102  History of Funeral Service
2
0
22
2
 FS 152  Funeral Service Sociology
2
0
22
2
 FS 123  Professional Communications
3
0
33
3
Quarter Totals
22
0
242
22

Quarter
Two

 FS 101  Funeral Service Ethics
1
11
1
 FSM 203  Funeral Service Mgmt.
3
0
33
3
 FSM 303  Funeral Service Merch.
3
0
33
3
 FSM 402  Funeral Directing
2
0
22
2
 FS 203  Psychology of Grief
3
0
33
3
 FSM 103  Small Business Mgmt. I
3
0
33
3
 FSM 213  Small Business Mgmt. II
3
0
33
3
 FSM 411  Capstone Review - Arts
1
0
11
1
Quarter Totals
19
0
209
19
 
Total Funeral Directors' Program
Contact
Hours
Credit
Hours
451
41