Eastwick College’s Associate in Applied Science in Funeral Service program is designed to prepare the student to enter the workforce in the capacity of a funeral service intern, which includes embalming, funeral directing, funeral arrangement, pre-need, various positions in the Medical Examiner’s Office, and other related funeral service jobs. The aim of Eastwick College’s AAS in Funeral Service program is to prepare competent funeral service professionals who promote the importance of their work as:
- members of a human services profession
- members of the community in which they serve
- participants in the relationship between bereaved families and members of the funeral service profession
- practitioners of who are knowledgeable of local, state, and federal regulations as they pertain to the geographic area where they practice
- professionals who are sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains
- To develop and expand the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession.
- To educate students in every phase of funeral service and to help enable them to develop proficiency and skills necessary for the profession, as defined by ABFSE.
- To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large.
- To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct.
- To provide a quality curriculum at the associate degree level that is comparable to that of quality funeral service education programs and exceeds regulatory requirements.
- To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service
- To provide a firm base of general education encompassing basic skills relevant to funeral service practice in a variety of funeral business and professional settings.
Offered in: Eastwick College – Hackensack | While we strive to provide students with the best tools to prepare for their careers, we cannot and do not guarantee employment. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [05/01/11] [www.bls.gov/oes/].