Catalog 2017-2018 
    Dec 01, 2020  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSE 140 Funeral Directing

4 credits
This course covers general funeral service practice, such as notification of death, transfer of remains, and conduct of the arrangement conference.

Prerequisites: FSE 101 , FSE 130 , and FSE 141  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and define the primary responsibilities of the funeral director
  • List and describe the timeframes in which the services of the funeral director are typically provided (i.e. pre-need, at-need, and post funeral follow up)
  • Describe and apply proper telephone procedures
  • Transfer human remains from the place of death to the funeral home using generally accepted procedures and equipment
  • Communicate effectively when meeting with a family in the arrangement conference
  • Identify and describe various American religious funeral customs
  • Describe fraternal and military funeral procedures
  • Provide information about prefunded/preplanned funerals to client families
  • Describe basic expectations for the shipping of human remains
  • Properly use specific vocabulary associated with funeral service
  • Name and explain terminology and considerations unique to cremation arrangements
  • Develop and defend a first call/information sheet

Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 40