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FSE

FSE 1000   INTRODUCTION TO FUNERAL SERVICES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC Placement Test. This course provides an orientation to the profession of funeral services. Topics include the historical role of funeral service from pre-Christian to modern times, functional role of the funeral service practitioner, sociology of funeral service, current and future trends, and funeral service organizations. Emphasis will be on the development of funeral service practices in the United States. 47 contact hours.

FSE 1010   FUNERAL ETHICS

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program or Funeral Arts Certificate or program director approval for the direct disposer applicant. This course is designed to help the student of funeral service to develop a strong professional set of ethics. This knowledge will help the funeral service professional do what is proper and in the best interest of the family when they are most vulnerable. Moreover, proper training in ethics will sensitize the funeral service professional to the need to build a trust and rapport with the family. This background will facilitate the often difficult task of planning funeral arrangements, both pre-need and at need, easier. These skills will also help the funeral service professional to further consider the needs of the bereaved beyond the scope of the funeral home and direct them to appropriate professionals and agencies. In essence, this course strives to develop within the funeral service student a sense of morality, which will guide his/her decisions and actions in proper treatment of the deceased and professional service to the bereaved. 17 contact hours.

FSE 1105   THANATOCHEMISTRY

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to Funeral Services AS program. This course is a survey of the basic principles of disinfection and preservation as they relate to embalming. Especially emphasized are the chemical principles involved in sanitation, disinfection, and embalming practice. The development and use of personal, professional, and community sanitation practices is addressed as well as use and precautions related to potentially harmful chemicals that are currently used in the field of funeral service. 32 contact hours.

FSE 1150   CREMATION HISTORY, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Funeral Arts CT Program or AS Degree in Funeral Services. This course will introduce the student to cremation as it relates to funeral service. This is a survey-level course that assumes no prior knowledge of cremation. Topics covered will include the legal environment surrounding cremation, utilization of cremation Best Practices, crematory equipment, and the history of cremation. 32 contact hours.

FSE 1204   FUNERAL SERVICE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: (Admission into the Funeral Services AS program or Funeral Arts Certificate program) and CGS 1070 or CGS 1070T or CGS 1100 or EME 2040. This course introduces students, through a hands-on approach, to the basic computer applications, which are part of the day to day operations of the funeral home. 32 contact hours.

FSE 2060   FUNERAL DIRECTING

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission into the Funeral Services AS program or Funeral Arts Certificate program. This course will examine the responsibilities of the funeral director from the first call until the last service rendered to the family. The course will cover various religions, fraternal, military, secular, and traditional funeral customs. The funeral director's role as a counselor is emphasized. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2061   THANATOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 and REA 0017 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the placement test. This course emphasizes the psychological and sociological dynamics of death, dying, and bereavement and the funeral director's role in counseling families through the process. Students will study the symbolic and ritualistic aspects of memorialization and their impacts upon the emotional experience of the bereaved. A clear understanding of the grief process and its variations among individuals as influenced by psychological factors is addressed. The course also addresses the funeral director as a facilitating agent for effective mourning through personal interaction and the design and implementation of the funeral. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2080   FUNERAL LAW

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Funeral Arts CT Program or the Funeral Services AS program. This course will include legal methods of disposition, legal responsibilities of the funeral practitioner, common and statutory laws, Florida laws regulating funeral practices and establishments, crematory and cemetery laws, and probate laws for estates. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2100   EMBALMING I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and [BSC 1083 or BSC1084C or (BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L and (BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L)]. Co-requisite: FSE 2101L. This course introduces the student to embalming through a study of the history, fundamentals, legal aspects, methods, terminology, sanitation, and preservation of human remains. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2101L   EMBALMING CLINICAL I

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program. Corequisite: FSE 2100. This course provides the student with learning activities, which will include selected experiences in the funeral home preparation room. Forty (40) hours of participation in the clinical setting are required to complete this course.

FSE 2120   RESTORATIVE ART

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and FSE 2100 and FSE 2101L. Corequisite: FSE 2120L. This course is designed to provide the student with the theories applied in restorative art procedures. The student will study the anatomical structure of the cranial and facial areas of the human skull, facial proportions and markings, methods and techniques used to restore facial features destroyed by traumatic or pathological conditions, and color and cosmetology theory. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2120L   RESTORATIVE ART LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program. Corequisite: FSE 2120. This course is a laboratory study of the anatomy of the human face with emphasis on developing the skills and procedures used in restorative art. 32 contact hours.

FSE 2140   EMBALMING II

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and FSE 2100 and FSE 2101L. Corequisite: FSE 2141L. This course is a continuation of Embalming I (FSE 2100). Theories and principles of embalming, embalming chemicals, cavity treatments, and disaster management will be studied with an emphasis on application to specific cases. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2141L   EMBALMING CLINICAL II

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and FSE 2100 and FSE 2101L. Corequisite: FSE 2140. This course provides the student with learning activities which will include selected experiences in the funeral home preparation room. Application of embalming principles to specific cases is emphasized. Forty (40) hours of participation in the clinical setting are required to complete this course.

FSE 2160   FUNERAL PATHOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and HSC 1524 and FSE 2100. This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of the cause and effect of disease on the human body. Topics of study will include: coroner and medical examiner, terminology, and general and special pathology. Emphasis will be on tissue changes which affect the embalming process. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2201   FUNERAL HOME MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: FSE 2202 and (admissions to the Funeral Services AS program or the Funeral Arts CT program). This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the principles of the operations of a funeral home. Topics of study will include merchandising, casket and vault construction, pre-need and at-need funeral arrangements, funeral services forms, death benefits, and vital statistics. Lecture and laboratory experience in funeral arrangements. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2202   FUNERAL HOME MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: BUL 2241 and ACG 2001 and (admission to the Funeral Services AS program or the Funeral Arts CT Program).  Co-or prerequisite: FSE 1000. This course is the study of the role and function of the funeral director as an effective manager. Emphasis is placed on small business management functions of planning, organizing, motivation, direction, and controlling in the funeral home setting. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2930   FUNERAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL REVIEW

credits: 1  

Pre or corequisites: admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and FSE 2060 and FSE 2201 and FSE 2140 and FSE 2120 and FSE 2080 and FSE 2160. This seminar type course will review all necessary procedures and requirements for state and national licensure as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. 17 contact hours.

FSE 2946   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Program Director’s approval. This course provides experience in the funeral home, under direct supervision of a licensed funeral director/embalmer, applying knowledge of theories and practices of funeral service. The student will perform duties and services as assigned by the preceptor and instructor to include surveillance of, and participation in, execution of total services rendered to the family. Service reports are required to be completed by the student. The student must register and take the National Board Examination given by the International Conference of Funeral Examining Boards. The course requires a minimum of 200 hours of supervised funeral home experience.


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