Worsham College Mission

Students working together to on Restoration projectsTo inspire our students to achieve academic and professional excellence by providing quality instruction aimed with the highest of ethical and moral standards, while remaining innovative in our quest to continually strive to advance the funeral service profession as a whole.


Students attending Worsham College come from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

  • On-Campus applicants are accepted into the program for March and September start dates
  • Online applicants are accepted into the program for May and September start dates

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Program Learning Outcomes

The central objective of Worsham College is to educate students in every phase of funeral service and thus prepare the Graduates for entry-level employment in funeral service.

In support of this objective, the Mortuary Science Program has adopted the following competencies (learning outcomes):

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of funeral service professionals in developing relationships with the families and communities they serve.
  • Identify standards of ethical conduct in funeral service practice.
  • Interpret how federal, state, and local laws apply to funeral service in order to ensure compliance.
  • Apply principles of public health and safety in the handling and preparation of human remains.
  • Demonstrate the technical skills in embalming and restorative art necessary for the preparation and handling of human remains.
  • Demonstrate the skills required for conducting arrangement conferences, visitations, services, and ceremonies.
  • Describe the requirements and procedures for burial, cremation, and other accepted forms of final disposition of human remains.
  • Describe methods to address the grief-related needs of the bereaved.
  • Explain the management skills associated with operating a funeral establishment.
  • Demonstrate the verbal and written communication skills and research skills needed for funeral service practice