First Semester

Online Program

17 Semester Credits

First Semester

ENG 101 - English Composition I 


Develop writing skills by explaining and identifying the steps involved in the writing process. Seven types of writing are examined: argumentative, compare/contrast, descriptive, narrative, persuasive, summary, and research. The importance of both global and sentence-level revision is highlighted throughout the course, as students will learn to revise content and organization, as well editing for grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Students also learn effective and ethical research techniques, utilizing the American Psychological Association (APA) style. 3 credits

PSY 102 - General Psychology 


Introduction to the field of psychology. It includes the history, scientific methodology, major theoretical schools of thought, various approaches to interpersonal functioning, and human development. Course outcomes included the psychological application of ethics as well as social and cultural diversity. 3 credits

BIOL 107 - Anatomy 


Survey basic concepts in cell physiology and systemic approach to the study of the human body. Students learn the gross and microscopic anatomy of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. 3 credits

LAW 120 - Business Law 


Fundamental legal concepts, structures and functions of the American legal system, and specifically with Business Law topics – including contracts, sales, crimes, torts, property ownership and leasing, agency & employment law, business entities and organization, litigation and alternate dispute resolution, bailments and commercial paper. Students will examine the role of law, and the “evolving” nature of law as it relates to our society, and especially how it affects their lives 3 credits

BUS 210 - Small Business Management 


Principles and practices of funeral home financial management, critical issues in funeral service, cremation, cemetery, crematory management and issues involved in initiating and/or purchasing a small business. Students apply general management technique and theory competencies as they relate to the funeral service profession. 3 credits

FSE 109 - Cremation Principles and Practice 


Introduction 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. 2 credits

FSE101 - Fundamentals of Customer Service 


Customer service skills and impactful ways to exceed the expectations of today’s families. Learn how to make a positive first impression and build a trusting relationship with client families. Learn how to plan a memorable living funeral and discover the art of design through emerging event trends, creative ideas, and relevant resources. 3 credits