|What is the Mortuary Science program?
An educational and training opportunity for those seeking a career in the expanding death-care industry.
A funeral director/embalmer works with the bereaved, providing sensitive, effective intervention during a time of emotional need. He/she is a professional caregiver who enables families and communities to express their concern for life and the living. The embalmer will prepare human remains according to the wishes of the survivors and requirements of the law.
|What can I do with this course of study?
Students achieving the standards for the curriculum are conferred the Associate in Applied Science in Mortuary Science degree by the college and are eligible for examination by the Texas Funeral Service Commission and the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and provisional licensure registration.
|What's special about the program?
The Mortuary Science Department is the first college-based funeral service education program to be offered in Texas. Our Department was established in 1961. The associate degree program at San Antonio College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) www.abfse.org, 3414 Ashland, Suite G, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506, (816) 233-3747. Membership is maintained in the University Mortuary Science Education Association.