Explore SPC's Funeral Services A.S. Degree
With our Funeral Services A.S. Degree, you gain the technical expertise and communication skills to become a licensed funeral director or embalmer or registered direct disposer in the state of Florida.
To become a licensed funeral director and/or embalmer in Florida, you must pass the written National Board Examination, complete a one-year internship under the direction of a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and pass the Florida board exam on rules and regulations.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
Features of SPC's Funeral Services A.S. Degree
- Can be completed in as little as 18 months
- Prepares you for quick entry into a career
- Gives you hands-on experience
- All classes in this program can be taken online except for three lab classes in Restorative Art and Embalming, which you take at the Health Education Center.
What you Learn in SPC's Funeral Services A.S. Degree
- Embalming and restorative techniques
- Standards of professional and ethical conduct
- Health, safety and legal requirements
Funeral Services Associate in Science
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), 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.
Transferable to a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration at SPC.
Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.
2 All courses must be completed prior to FSE 2946.
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Florida CIP Code
Federal CIP Code
12.0301: Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General.
Program Accreditation and National Pass Rates
The Funeral Services degree program at St. Petersburg College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097, (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org.
National Board Examinations pass rates, graduation rates and employment rates, for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org.
To request a printed copy of this program’s scores and rates, go to Health Education Center room 154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone 727-341-3781.
ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE - FUNERAL SERVICES PROGRAM
7200 N. 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Kevin Davis, Program Director
Phone: (727) 341-3781
FAX: (727) 444-6625
Accredited Degree Offered: Associate in Science
Distance Education - YES
PROGRAM INFORMATION – St. Petersburg
NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - St. Petersburg
NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS – St. Petersburg
Program Accredited by ABFSE: Associate in Science - Funeral Services
Initial Accreditation 1994/Last comprehensive review 2015/Next comprehensive review 2022
October 2015 for period of 7 years
Most recent Accreditation decision: Re-accredit October 2015 with commendation for organization of Self study and leadership in area of distance learning.
2019 NBE and Distance Ed comparison
CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION
SPC's Funeral Services A.S. Degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.
Program Admission Guides
Please review the program admission guide to ensure your eligibility prior to applying below.
- Funeral Services A.S. Admission Guide
- Funeral Services Technical Standards (Essential Functions)
- Students accepted into the program will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug screening.
BEGIN PROGRAM APPLICATION
Please answer the following questions to apply to our Funeral Services A.S. Degree program.
New student at SPC
Returning to SPC
Official transcripts must be posted and evaluated by the application deadline.
College level Reading, Writing, and Math
Program Admission Questions
Funeral Services Technical Standards
Complete the following Pre-Entry courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA: FSE 1000, FSE 2061, BSC 2085 BSC 2085L, ACG 2021
Complete all General Education, Support, and Pre-Entry Courses from the Funeral Services Curriculum with a cumulative minimum 2.0 GPA.
You will need to complete the SPC Application and pay the non-refundable fee.
You will need to complete the readmission steps.
Official Transcripts Required
Please submit official, unopened (sealed) high school transcripts or GED transcripts as well as those from all regionally-accredited college(s) and universities currently or previously attended. If you completed an A.A.S. degree or higher at a regionally-accredited institution, we won't need your high school transcripts. Learn more about transcripts.
Cumulative GPA Requirement
College Level Reading, Writing, and Math Requirement
This health program requires students to be at college level in Reading, Writing, and Math. Please see your academic advisor for additional details.
Program Admission Requirements
Please review the Funeral Services Technical Standards (Essential Functions).
Program Admission Requirements
Students must complete the following Pre-Entry courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA: FSE 1000, FSE 2061, BSC 2085 BSC 2085L, ACG 2021.
Program Admission Requirements
Students must complete all General Education, Support, and Pre-Entry Courses from the Funeral Services Curriculum with a cumulative minimum 2.0 GPA.
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