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Health Science Department

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Funeral Arts

FUNAT-ATC

Program Leadership Information

Kevin Davis, Program Director, (727) 341-3781

Program Summary

This Advanced Technical Certificate is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is NOT accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (3432 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Office 816-233-3747). 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.

Graduates are eligible to take the Florida State Board Exam for Funeral Directing.

These courses apply towards the Funeral Services Associate in Science degree.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Florida Funeral Director
  • Pre-need Counselor

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2010 (430), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Admission Rules

Prerequisites:
o Applicants must have graduated with at least an associate's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

NOTE: If you have missed two (2) consecutive terms, you must see a counselor to be readmitted into your program.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER IN ALL COURSES

Applied Financial Accounting I
3
OR
Financial Accounting
3
Business Law I
3
Introduction to Funeral Services
3
Funeral Ethics
1
Cremation History, Principles and Practice
2
Funeral Services Computer Applications
1
Funeral Directing
3
Thanatology
3
Funeral Law
3
Funeral Home Management Operations
3
Funeral Home Management
3
28
Total Credits