The professional prepared in this program will be able to perform in the field of the mortuary sciences. This program will enable the student to intervene in the disinfection, preservation and restoration of the corpse. Develop managerial and marketing skills for funeral management.

The goals of the program are:

  1. Develop Embalming Technicians aware of their responsibilities in the disinfection, preservation and restoration of the deceased.
  2. Develop a professional capable of interacting in an integrated and effective way with the relatives and work team of the funeral home.
  3. Develop Embalming Technicians who possess the knowledge and skills necessary for the execution of the profession complying with the state and federal regulations of the Department of Health and other regulatory agencies.
  4. Develop a professional sensitive to the needs of the family of the deceased and aware of the importance of effective administration of a funeral home.

At the end of the training program, program school graduates will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the techniques of disinfection, preservation and restoration of the corpse.
  2. To know and apply the basic principles of OSHA and the regulation of disposition of biomedical waste that apply to the field of the mortuary sciences.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to carry out the duties of a embalmer.
  4. Know and apply safe methods to handle contagious and infectious cases in the process of embalming.
  5. Know the body changes caused by the physical death of the body and how they affect the process of embalming.
  6. Identify, know the uses and be able to use the instruments, materials, equipment and chemicals used in the embalming process.
  7. Know and be able to complete the document to request death certificates.
  8. To know and apply the principles of administration and marketing related to the operation of funeral homes.
  9. Interacting in an integrated and effective way with the relatives of the deceased and with the work team of the funeral home.

At the end of the program, graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  1. Employing or self-employment in start positions as Embalming Technician.
  2. The graduate may serve as a licensed embalmer, administrator or funeral director, funeral home owner, funeral director, owner of embalming laboratory, assistant in forensic medicine or may possess a morgue, crematorium and cemetery franchise.

The Funeral Management and Embalming Program consists of 61 credits (1260 hours), 690 hours of theory, 210 hours of laboratory and 360 hours of external practice. Full-time students will complete in 17 months and part time in approximately 21 months.

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